Heres the deal: As you can see, I have a "Classic Edition" mac. Although I am a little mad about the lack of Firewire, honestly, I have no complaints about it. Its my baby and I use it on everything (from recording to graphics). BUT that firewire is really starting to become a nag in the ear, SO I did research and the Mac mini seems like a good replacement of a desktop but still small like a macbook. HOWEVER, I don't want to make the same mistake twice so I would like advice cause im on a budget (actually, when I mean thinking, i mean: waiting four to five months before purchasing). Also, a monitor is not an issue. I have one, and the cords are cheap to purchase. So, any advice would be helpful (INCLUDING how to get it cheaper). Thank you!