After sitting here on the sidelines for more than 6 months waiting for the "right" time that never seems to be.. I went onto the refurbished page this morning and spotted a 2.0 ghz. MacPro for $1899.00 and said, yep.. it's time. Now I need to head out and buy a monitor.. I am looking at going a 22".... I just hope it's all that it's cracked up to be... My brain says lots of money... but the box of video tapes I have looking to get converted to DVD's arent doing it themselves either... Thanks all for your help in answering my often stupid questions..