I have a question for the experienced mac users out there. I am going to switch to my first mac by purchasing a mac mini. (I have been using a core 2 windows 7 machine for a home machine that I am quite sick of at this point). What I would like to use for this machine for is as the main house computer - several people (wife and kids) using internet, file server, itunes, office, GIMP, and iphoto, and imovie (lots and lots of family photos). With regards to imovie, I want to combine lots of the 1 minute footage that we take of family events into longer 45 minute or so highlights of the year videos, maybe even burn to DVD/Blu-ray and send to grandparents (who still prefer the optical formats) With that in mind, is there any reason for getting the mid tier i7 quad core instead of the base tier i5 dual core? Did anyone have trouble doing these sorts of things on the 2011 base mac mini? Also, did anyone purchase such a mac with the goal of doing these things and found that they wanted to expand to more demanding applications?