This morning I received a call from a market research company on behalf of Apple. They wanted to ask me questions about my recent Mac mini purchase. Normally, I don't care for these types of questions, although sometimes I answer them. This time though, I was actually interested in particpating to see what questions they would ask. They did the usual, and asked me how I would rate the hardware and various software on a scale of 1-5. Then the boring questions, my age, occupation, ethnicity, where I use it, what apps I use, etc... I won't go into the boring parts. There were a few intersting questions though, which I'll list. 1. What if anything would change, add or remove from your Mac mini? My response: I wish it had a 7200 RPM hard drive. 2. Which would you like to see come standard with the Mac mini? - SuperDrive - More USB ports - 512 MB RAM (my response) - There may have been one more option... sorry bad memory 3. Did you upgrade the RAM from the stock 256 MB? If so, did you get the BTO upgrade or upgrade afterward. If afterwards, did you install it, have friend/relative install it, have service company install it? I was surprised they asked this question. I told them I installed 1 GB myself. 4. Asked about what keyboard, mouse and monitor I was using and if I had already owned them or bought them specfically for the mini. For the monitor they asked if I used an Apple monitor. When I said, no they asked for the brand of monitor I was using and if I used the included DVI to VGA adapater. I'm hoping that the results come to Apple showing most people think the Mac mini should come with 512 MB RAM so that they might actually make it standard. It seems that most reviewers and people on these boards are in agreement, but we are probably an atypical subset of the intended market of the mini. Did any other Mac mini owners on MR get called about this research?