I've spent a good few hours over the past couple of days reading various opinions about Apple's new computers - and comparing them in detail to previous benchmarks. Having read hundreds of posts, I can't help but think that we (the Mac aficionado community) are just a bit too obsessed with hardware and not what we actually do (or could do) with it. Ultimately, we all know that hardware will evolve, generally in the direction of improvement. Sure, progress has slowed a bit over the last couple of years, but in general computers get a bit faster every few months. Shouldn't we spend a bit more energy exploring what they can do, rather than agonizing over the relatively minor differences between one generation and another? There's a lot of very "absolutist" thinking going on, and I'm as guilty as the rest of them - maybe a dual-core Mini is slower than a quad-core for some tasks, but for a lot of things, it won't make a bit of difference, and might even be faster. Let's get some "real-world" benchmarks for actual productive uses, rather than focussing on Geekbench results which only show how well the computer runs Geekbench tests!