So I finally did it. I placed my order today for the 2.8 core 2 extreme iMac. After 3 iPods and an iPhone I decided enough was enough with PCs(I actually decided that months ago, but decided to wait for new models), and I am getting my very first Mac. I am somewhat versed in OS X, But I haven't had to much time to really get into all the features, but I am sure I will adapt fast. I have a few questions though. 1. I want to install Windows for a few games, but which is better: XP or Vista? I used Vista for ten minutes and got disgusted, but is it all that bad or should I stick with XP? 2. I have a semi-extensive video library that I want to convert for my iPhone and tv when I get one. Whats a good program for this? 3. I saw the keynote and videos for the new iWork on apples website, but I still wounder if it is finally an acceptable replacement to Office. For those that have used it; how is the word processing mode in Pages, and is Numbers a good replacement for excel? Thanks for your help. I have been reading these forums for a while and have got a lot of useful information. One thing I have to say though is that I don't think waiting for the next revision is worth it. I was playing with the old white iMacs in my local Apple store the other day and I was thinking that the older specs would have been worth it to have been using the better operating system for these past six months.