Before this turns into a thread full of "I'm a lawyer and I make $100,000 a year" type of posts, I want to clarify that I am not asking what you do for a living. In the same way that 95% of the strangers you come across every day are not trust fund babies, I would imagine that the majority of the users here are just like me. I make a moderate amount of income where I am not living paycheck to paycheck and can afford a few luxuries (HDTV, Xbox 360, iPhone, iPad), but cannot purchase an iMac every refresh and cannot afford to be unemployed for more than 6 months. I often see members who have the latest and greatest iMacs and MacBook Pros in their signatures. For example in one thread, I saw a user with a 17" MacBook Pro, 27" Apple Cinema Display, and a 13" MacBook Air. In another thread, I saw a user clinging onto an iMac G3 waiting for the 2011 iMac refresh. I plan on purchasing a base 27" iMac as soon as the refresh hits and hope to use it for a good 5 years. Which brings me to 2 questions: 1) How often do you upgrade your iMac or MacBook Pro? I'd like to limit this to the computers as the iPad and iPhone are significantly easier to keep up with the current models. 2) How do you finance it? Do you purchase it on credit and make monthly payments? Do you sell your current model and use that money towards the latest refresh? Are Apple products your main vice so you will sacrifice money elsewhere (such as dining out, traveling during vacations, shopping for clothes)? Are your parents rich and buy you what you please? No shame in that by the way. We strive to work hard and gain wealth so we can afford more luxuries to ourselves and our loved ones. 2011 will be the year I officially make the leap to OSX and I can't wait. After owning an iPhone 3GS for two years and an iPad for one, the hardware design and iOS are the reasons why I am blindly dropping $1700 on a new 27" iMac. Expose and Spaces have already tickled my fancy at the Apple Store and I can't wait to jump into OSX.