Well, I finally decided to switch from a Windows only machine, to go with Apple, and an iMac. I have always built my own Windows machine since the 90's, and always put the top of the line products in it for a very low price. After I bought my wife an iMac back in 2008, I decided my next computer would be a Mac, and just dual boot, and have the best of both worlds. I built my Windows computer 4 years ago and it is time for a new computer, as some of my parts are starting to fail. My dilemma is not which iMac to get. I will buy online so I can get my own configuration that I want, most likely, top of the line. At least I get a good discount from Apple, thanks to my wife's companies discount with Apple. I am not really in a great rush to get the iMac, just yet, but I might need it sooner than I thought because of some work that I might be starting within a month. Now my question: What do I gain in waiting for Lion installed on the refresh, instead of purchasing it with Snow Leopard when it might come out in a few weeks? One thing I can think of right away is that I might save some money waiting by not paying extra for the update disk. I am not sure what else would be different. What is the difference between the update disk for Lion and what would come with the computer when Lion is released. Will there be more programs included in the OEM disk? What do you think, should I wait, or should I get the iMac refesh, with Snow Leopard, when it released? I would appreciate any advice you can give me.