My initial impression of the new iMac was that it was an ugly little chunk of modernist art. Then I warmed to the specs, and the advantages of the design, but even so I'm somewhat put off by the appearance. So I thought a while about what was bugging me... and decided it was the neck. If you're looking at the iMac head on with the screen down low, it kind of looks like a screen sitting on a hemisphere, and looks OK. But from the side or whatever, that spindly neck makes it look like the screen could break off. I'm not a big fan of the chrome (which I automatically expect to flake off eventually) or the austere white. Too bad... but what can be done about it? Changing the colors is not problem - just paint it. Or even change the casing - I wager it won't be long before somebody puts a translucent or wood case on it. But the neck is a functional entity you don't really want to mess with. But you can drape things over it! Cloth or plastic coverings could allow the neck, base and screen to blend together, while simultaneously changing the mood of your mac. The possibilities are many... although the only one I can think of right now is to cloak it in folds of black cloth like a wringwraith.