Hey guys, I'm definitely considering the iMac but I've come across so many issues on these forums as well as some other Mac related forums that it's making me reconsider my iMac purchase. First up is the Hard Drive failure issue. Obviously, anything electronic will fail, that's a given. But, it seems as though the iMac HDD fails at a greater rate than any other hard drive out there. I also read that an additional reason why these HDD's are failing is because of over heating. I feel that this stems from the iMac's build design. (Heard a lot of the same issues on the MB and MBP, too.) Let's not forget the almost rampant logic board failure issues as well. I wouldn't mind upgrading the HDD myself, as I've done it on a MacBook, but after researching how to do it on an iMac, it seems like an EXTREME headache and to be honest, it scares me. It seems like there's a greater risk of damaging the system. I want to do my music recording on whatever Mac i end up getting as well as my school work which will consist of writing papers for the most part and a little bit of on line research when I'm not in the library and/or archives. Can anyone alleviate my iMac/MacBook Pro woes when it comes to these issues? I still intend to buy a new system in September when Snow Leopard comes out, also.