Oh, I really would like to get my hand on on of those new quadcore17"mbp's! NICE machines! But the thing is: my old 2008 pre-unibody mbp 2.5 c2d 17 still rocks! All the way! Question: Where do you guys REALLY get into restrictments, due to old hardware, in you daily tasks? Because I am not sure about how much I would really benefit from the new generation of macbooks. I still feel my old machine does pretty well with even hard workload like in CS4, iMovie and alike. So, besides the attraction of novelty and i7-quad horse power: do you experienced any real benefit, and can you name it?!