OK, so here I have been waiting for the last year or so for a reasonable Apple desktop solution, and it does not exist! The current Mac Mini's are a joke IMHO with their completely outdated processor architecture. Core 2 Duo. Are you kidding me?! The only other solution (unless I buy a humongous and expensive Mac Pro) is an iMac which has a friggin' glass mirror in front of its display, making it nearly unusable in an office space like mine with a bright window right next to the desk and a skylight above. Plus, why would I not be allowed to simply use my own display? And attaching that to an iMac is clearly an incredibly impractical and wasteful solution. So here I am wondering once again if I should really make the switch to a Linux box, which I could buy for the price of an Mac Mini but with i7 processors. I don't want to, but why is Apple giving me no other choice? Which is a rather general question I have about this company. Why are they not giving me choices?* *) One other example is the Macbook Air. Why are they not giving me a choice of one that is as powerful as the Macbook Pro's but without their optical drive? Why don't they offer a 15" version? They could even fit the 15" display in the 13" model if they reduced the gigantic bezel size somewhat? And if they want to only put powerful processors in Macbook Pro's, at least give me an option to replace the dinosaur optical drive with an SSD for the OS! Why not Apple, why not?