Here's my situation: I wanted a Mac Mini next Monday, but the BTO has a 3-4 week shipping delay quoted on their Web site. Well, in another 4 weeks I have enough for this: 1.8GHz G5 PM (single), entry everything and without a telephone modem - owned five Macs and never used the darn thing! Total cost, with student discount, is only 1,233.00 - cheap for a PowerMac, considering what they cost a few years ago - and only a 1-3 day wait to ship. So I think the logical thing to do is wait and save money for a G5. A G5 with my 19" Sun monitor is such a cushy feeling. So how is the entry-level PM with only 256MB RAM, 64MB VRAM, 1.8GHz G5 and FSB? I am used to these past Macs: iMac 400 G3, iBook 500 G3, iBook 800, 667 PB G4, 1.25GHz PM G4 and iMac G4 1.0Ghz. Plan to expand the machine as time goes on. Primary use is Wed design, graphic design for the Web, streaming iTunes playlists with Nicecast, rip/burn iTunes and Toast, rip DVDs with HandBreak, video conference, some use of iMovie and iDVD, office stuff, games like Call of Duty and Max Payne, and more uses as time goes on. I see potential in the PM.