Well, I just took the plunge and picked this up last night at my local Apple store. I've used pc's since Jesus was a boy so this is a huge change for me, but I think I'm ready. It's still in the box, to be opened by my two young boys on Christmas day, so can't comment on any usage experience yet, but I did want to share a few thoughts: this forum has been a wonderful resource and has helped me feel comfortable with my purchase. this forum has been a wonderful resource but has me freaked me out as well in that my new baby could have one of the many issues. I have a little buyers remorse with all the coin I just dropped thinking that for a few hundred less I could have bought a nice system at Best Buy. looking at all those systems at Best Buy made me realize what a quality machine I'm getting (plastic vs a brick of aluminum; AIO vs box & cables). when pricing out a windows pc, once I factored in the additional software I would have to purchase, the iMac premium wasn't that much more (couple hundred dollars), even with Applecare. the purchase experience at the Apple store was quick and efficient, even though it was extremely busy. cleaning off my desk the other day made me realize how many cables I really had hanging back there, not to mention all the dust. I still can't believe I'll be able to just plunk this baby down, plug it in, and go. Apple has to be making a fortune; for the half hour I was in the store, one lady walked out with a MB Pro in one hand and a 30" cinema display in the other. Another guy came in and bought 5 15" MB Pro's, one for each member of his family for Christmas. Anyhoot, enough rambling. I'm pretty excited about the purchase and am looking forward to Christmas day. I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous new year! Cheers from the Great White North.