I have read these forum's for months, but today I am posting for the first time. I guess I just want some confirmation I made the right choice. Yesterday I purchased a refurbished iMac 2.8 ghz machine from Apple. If they update on Tuesday, I will just refuse shipment or return unopened. If they don't I've got a great machine, here is where I am torn though. I also debated getting a single core MacPro. I mainly use normal things like iTunes, Pages, Word, etc. However I do have Aperture and believe it or not Final Cut Studio (picked up a not for resale from a conference for tv folks, someone I know didn't have a mac and didn't have a need for it). I don't use Aperture but maybe an hour or so a week, Final Cut Studio is just to play with, not making a living with it by any means. I do edit HDV, but again just of my family videos and stuff. My thinking was I could get a nice(I hope) 24 inch monitor and fast computer, and considerably cheaper than a MacPro after adding monitors, ram etc,. The extra money can fund my next purchase or who knows, maybe help with a MacBook or this new ultra portable that may be coming Tuesday. For what I'm doing will this suit my needs well? I really doubt I'll be happy with it for more than 2 years, and then I'll be ready for something else anyway. So just want some confirmation from folks I did the right thing. So many times I second guess myself on what technology I really want vs. what I really need. Thanks!