Even before the new Mac Pro was announced, I wanted one. I wanted a real "Pro" series computer that would make some of my day-to-day tasks faster, and not be outdated in 6 months. Pre-2013, the thing that kept me from pulling the trigger was the lack of Thunderbolt and USB 3.0. To me, this meant they were either discontinuing the line, or planning something special. When they hinted something special was coming along, I eagerly awaited the arrival of my next great Mac. When the new design was unveiled, AND they said it was specifically designed to speed up video processing in Final Cut Pro X, there was nothing standing in my way. I ordered right away. As the previews and reviews came in, I even decided to change my order to a bigger and better model... 6 cores, maxed out the SSD, moved from D500 to D700. I was excited. After the benchmarks were all published, something happened. Real video editors like Larry Jordan tested the top of the line 12 core, D700 model with real world tasks. The iMac and even my 2011 MacBook pro were not only keeping up with the maxed out Mac Pro under real world video editing conditions, but often beat it with quite a healthy margin. As I've written elsewhere, this includes in-store tests using Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9 (Apple Stores do not run the latest version), and my 2011 MacBook pro not only beat the Mac Pro, but it beat it by a factor of 20. It took the new Mac Pro nearly an hour to export the same video my MacBook Pro 2011 did in about 3 minutes. Granted this was not using optimum conditions, but spoke volumes about using the Mac Pro as somebody who wants to create videos "Today". Since many of programs are not optimized for the dual GPU, we are likely to see quite a few programs with flat results like this. At worst, you would expect equal results compared to a 2011 MacBook, but 20 times slower? What other programs will be 20 times slower? Since I am not (yet) editing 4K, there is no immediate benefit for people like me who still have 1080p video production needs. I'm sure in a year or two I will have a 4K camera and monitor and gobs of 4K footage that will bring my MacBook to it's knees, but by then there will be updates to iMacs, MacBooks and Mac Pros that will lure me to them like a kid in a candy shop. I like being the first kid on the block with a new bike. Unless I find some productivity improvements to the things I do now, I may be better off cancelling. Does anyone else who works in plain old 1080p think this is the right / wrong thing to do? Are you seeing any actual improvements (in typical 1080p video production)?