First, I would appreciate any responses to this thread start with a current estimation of the total value of your Mac OS X software. This includes for work, gaming, and any Mac OS X upgrades you own. Mine is about $3900. The reason I ask is that next year Apple will be releasing Intel chip based Macs next year as we all know. As of yet there is no Mac software optimized for Intel based Macs and won't be for months yet (other than possibly what Apple comes out with of course, but then again most of that is free). The biggest cost of switching over to the Intel based Macs is not the machine itself, but either being faced with buying all new software when Intel chip based versions come out (I'm sure Quark XPress will take 4 years at least) or being comfortable running on Rosetta at a performance hit. My bet is the performance hit will vary greatly and be larger than people fear. It has all but convinced me to buy one of the last PPC architecture Macs for economic reasons even though I'll have new hardware that has no future (a Mac living in the past, albeit a glorious one). So...software tallys? P.S. Sorry if this thread has been posted before, but I couldn't find one posted.