I'm a music producer who heavily relies on my G5 Quad 2.5 to mix, produce, record, arrange and sketch ideas. Most of my day is taken up doing the above, and if not then I'm with my kids and/or taking care of family/home issues. I'm a straight up dude, who's very thankful to be able to live out his dreams and have an amazing family to support me. I take care of all my gear. This is my livelihood, I have to. I routinely dust out my machines, update my OS, maintain integrity of drives, keep unnecessary stuff off, etc.. Up until 6 days ago, I was in my zone, working on different projects when out of nowhere, my mac just died. I tried every single thing i could think of and research. Including: swapping out drives, starting via firewire target disk mode, boot from dvd, swap out the 3v battery for a new one, swapped out ram, reseated video card, pmu reset button, safe boot, reset nvram, pram, spam, ham... even applied a hair dryer to the logic board (advice of someone), all of which did nothing. Beyond confused and frustrated, i googled for about 5 hours and came upon board after board of people going thru the same thing. Their issues matched mine, mostly verbatim. And it turned out the G5 logic board was the culprit. Most of the people with this issue were running a dual, but there were a lot with quads like mine. I'm going to quote someone on forums.macworld.com: I'm not a techie, but this did make sense as to why so many people were having the same problems as I all on the same basic chipset. I called apple 3 times (so far). All of their responses were the same. You're out of warranty, so you're screwed. They were nice about it tho. But the message was that I could pay btw $900-1300 for a new logic board. But this is TOTALLY unacceptable. From every point of view. For me to cough up that kind of money (or any at all) when its the design thats the fault is not right to say the least and something that apple should rectify. If my 10+ year old G4 went out, I would never call them and expect for them to fix it for free. If my 15+ year old G3 went out, I would also never call them. But they BOTH run fine. Daily in fact. But if my (almost in comparison) brand new G5 thats only 1 year out of warranty DOES go out, and if I had spent TOP dollar for it, and if its a design flaw, then HELL YES, they should fix it. This is regardless of the work that I'm missing out on (rather sludging by with my powerbook on).