I can't help but think I should take a step back and scan the horizon. I want to buy a new Mac Pro, but am still very open to switching over to a high end PC. And now the news that computer sales are in free fall. So this makes me wonder about an array of issues: 1. I believe Apple was indeed poised to release a new Mac Pro this year. But will they do it into the teeth of this PC market? 2. If I was going to buy from a vendor like BOXX...do I need to consider that some of these smaller vendors might disappear or merge...voiding my warranty? 3. Should I reconsider building my own because of the coming consolidation/bankruptcies. I'd hate to pay for support and then not get it. 4. Is it possible I could find a high powered Dell or HP at fire sale prices? (I previously would not have considered these vendors) 5. Will we see any surplus-induced price drops for components, e.g. high-end Intel processors? I need to get cozy with Google Search and re-assess my plans.