Proudly purchased a Mac Mini just before Christmas. #1 lasted me two weeks. Quickly exchanged Mac Mini, Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard. #2 lasted until March. Had logic board replaced #3 two months later. An even quicker exchange with some dissatisfaction. #4 said goodnight, last night. Handed a brand spanking new i5 Mac Mini!! Now I'm not complaining about Apple one bit. They have been great ever since my original purchase. Huge fan, follow all the rumor sites online and am a spectator on launch days. My setup is simple: Sony 32inch LCD TV in Bedroom. Mac Mini to LCD via HDMI FW800 - iTunes, USB2 - TM BT Mouse/Keyboard Some Handbrake, iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes, Civ5 action. Nothing my old 2005 AMD PC creature couldn't handle. Now that I have my hands on an optical-less Mac Mini, am I making out on this exchange? I'm fully aware of the TB, i5, Ram, HDD and Lion advantages. (SL on old Mini) However, when I purchased my Mac Mini in December, I spent $699. The Mac Mini I walked home with today is going for $599. Price isn't the argument, more so the lack of video performance on the new Mac Mini. I can deal with a USB optical drive if I need it. But I've already notice my desktop as being very washed out. Magnifying the Dock doesn't seem as fluent. Is this Lion at its early stages or from the integrated Intel graphics? Is the higher end Mini that much better then the Mini with Intel graphics? Lastly, anyone think Apple will allow me to exchange my current Mac Mini and pay the difference for the $799?