Hello all, first post but I've been reading here and elsewhere for quite awhile growing deeper and deeper in my Mac envy. My only first hand experience with Macs came in high school, and unfortunately it wasnt that pleasant. Our library was full of the colorful iMacs with the hideous little hockey puck shaped mice and though they seemed cool to look at they were a pain. Over 4 years I spent more time using force quit and asking the librarian for a paper clip to jam in the little restart hole on the back of the computer than I did getting school work done. This was all way before the days of OS X, and I have since repented of my severe Windows is superior mindset! My original thought was to buy a Macbook Pro, but I'm not 100% sure whether I need all the power of the pro level laptop or whether I would be better off going with the cheaper Macbook. Currently Im thinking the MB would be fine for my needs as I dont play games anymore, but didnt know if the MBP would suit my needs better for doing video editing and that sort of thing. Then again I want the laptop to last me through the final couple years of college and dont know if the power of the MBP would shine brighter in the case. Also, I have to decide whether to buy now and have my new computer for the entire semester or try and switch in the middle of the semester and hope things go without a hitch. If I buy now Ill be missing out on a free Leopard upgrade, but then Ive also heard that using a new OS isnt a great idea until the first few months have passed. If I were to buy now Id just plan on sticking with Tiger through the fall semester and then upgrade to Leopard over Christmas break and be able to work out any bugs I might have at that time. Then again Ive got a year and a half old Dell laptop that should be fine as its pretty powerful, but its bugging me to no end. I just finished reinstalling XP this afternoon because it was taking over 5 minutes to boot up. I dont want to find myself in the middle of my semester with a laptop that I cant trust to do what I need it to, so I probably ought to do something. Im hoping that you can help me make this switch a smooth one, and greatly appreciate any ideas and suggestions you have for me.