So, assuming there is no iMac line refresh tomorrow, I'm going to buy the late 2013 (current generation) 21.5" iMac. I'm nearly certain I'm going with the $1,299 model, 2.7Ghz model. The only item on it I am debating is whether to pay the money to upgrade to a Fusion Drive. At the moment, Best Buy has this model on sale (no FD) for $1179. At the Apple Store, I am eligible for an employee discount where I work, so I could get the same iMac with FD for $1,429 ($1,249 for the iMac and $180 for the FD). So, a difference of $250. I'm questioning whether the FD upgrade is worth it for that money. By way of some additional background, this is not going to be a computer that sees a lot of action with respect to gaming, photo/video editing, etc. Compared to many of the people on this forum, I'm probably what you would call a light user. I will be upgrading from a 4 year old eMachines PC with a Celeron processor that was a pretty cheap computer when I bought it 4 years ago. I'm sort of thinking that upgrading to an iMac in and of itself will feel like I am upgrading to an incredibly fast and efficient machine and, in that sense, I probably don't need the FD. But, at the same time, a lot of what I read online seems to suggest that a FD will make your iMac noticeably faster. So, if you were in my shoes, would you spend the extra $250 for the FD? I realize a FD will make the iMac faster, but will it extend the useful life of the iMac? Any thoughts greatly appreciated. Of course, maybe Apple will make the FD standard in a refresh tomorrow and my question will become moot, but I'm guessing not.