I'm looking at getting my first Mac. I had decided to make the switch just before the G5's came out, and once I saw that dual G5, I started lusting big time. I actually have a dual 2GHz G5 on order (due to arrive 10/28) but now I'm starting to get a little squeamish on the price. We're talking over $3000 for just a computer... that's a lot of cash! To complicate matters I really want to get a Cinema Display. I've pretty much settled on the 20" as the best value. So even finding a good used one, I'll end up spending like $4,500 when it's all said and done. That seems like an absurd amount of money for a computer system. Yeah, it's super-duper nice and all that, but still. I probably couldn't get $4,500 in trade for any of my vehicles. A couple weeks ago I passed on a deal that I probably should have taken. It was a dual G4 1.25 (combo drive) and a 20" Cinema Display for $2,300. That number seems a lot more sane to me. So what should I do? I can strictly afford the G5 system (read: I'm not in college anymore), but it turns my stomach to think of the money. However part of me also sort of hates to settle with a G4, especially the Doom III part of me. Am I going to notice *that* much difference between the systems though? What's weird is that there is a lot more vendors/choices in the PC world, but I've never been this indecisive over a computer before.