I received my iMac in February 2010, it's the late 2009 model i7 2.8Ghz 27". My AppleCare expired in February of this year, but I still have until Feb 2014 coverage under my American Express. My iMac is doing what I need. I'm not really feeling motivated to buy a new one. The only thing I kinda miss is the USB3 connectors (I don't care about Thunderbolt at all). On the other hand, I do like my optical drive, since I watch quite a few DVDs and burn some too, makes it convenient, and since I have a bunch of older external hard drives, I like the FW800. I suppose when the AmEx warranty expires early next year, I might think about buying a new one, but I anticipate money being tight, so unless they come up with something irresistible, I see no reason to upgrade. How about you?