Just read a speed test of iLife '08 apps at this URL: http://www.macworld.com/2007/08/firstlooks/ilife08/index.php You'll notice that a new aluminum 24" iMac is faster than a 2.66 Mac Pro at iDVD and only a few seconds slower at EVERYTHING ELSE! If you have a need for a REASONABLY PRICED and fast Mac right now, get the iMac and save a bundle. If you need upgradability then wait for the updated Mac Pro. I was thinking of getting a MP off ebay or a refurb from Apple, but this clinches it. I'm waiting!