I am a hobbyist photographer with an expensive hobby! Presently I am using a powermac G5 1.6 and am considering buying a new desktop, either the MacPro or Powermac G5 Quad or Dual. Since my use is primarily Photoshop, Internet , Office Suite, Imageprint , Capture One, and Photo Mechanic, is it worthwhile to switch to an Intel processor. I am imagining that if I had to upgrade all my software or buy new Universal Software the cost would amount to more than the hardware. The question , I guess in this regard is that would I get more enjoyment with the new unversal software that will be released. What improvements will be made? Running faster than a Powermac Quad is hard to imagine!! What benefits would a single user have? If you consider the cost of Photoshop CS3, Imageprint, and and Capture One or Aperture, add 2 Gig Ram, I would have nearly doubled the cost of the computer, right? As far as new software for the Intel Macs, what do you expect will be released? I know that you can run XP, but will that just add the the headaches that we have been relieved of when we migrated to Macs? Any thoughts?