a bit silly maybe, but i'm super excited! this is my first mac and i've been wanting one for a long time. mostly lacking money up until recently and then waiting all summer for the iMac updates. what i'm replacing... PIII 600MHz (!!) 448 MB Ram 19" CRT 64MB GeForce 3 60GB hdd windows XP. originally put together in 1998 and upgraded periodically (proc, ram, hdd, vid). lasted me a long time but is painfully slow now. there are simple internet flash games i can't even play. struggles to play DVDs and the latest quicktime / divx movies. what i'm replacing with... 24" iMac 2.8 C2E 1GB RAM (will upgrade later) 500GB hdd iWork '08 etc. so in a couple of weeks i will be a very happy man.