I really think it is stupid to say that an iMac is not suitable for pro level work. I can understand if color is EXTREMELY critical but other than that it is MORE than powerful enough to do "pro" work. I have used an iMac to do 3D renders of products before and it performed VERY well. This was a couple of years ago. I used Lightwave. I have also done MANY HUGE design jobs on the same iMac without a hitch. I plan on using my new iMac for 3D work, hardcore CS3 work as well as Audio (LogicPro stuff). This iMac will be my home computer that I do all of my freelance work on. I have a MacPro at the office. I can't WAIT to get the new machine and have ZERO worries about the glossy screen! BTW, I ordered the 24" with 4 GB ram and 500HDD. I think that a lot of so called "pros" just like to feel like a bigshot and have the tower to make them feel like what they do justifies needing the extra expansion room/power/ram LOL! I do understand having a MacPro over an iMac. Don't get me wrong. That is why I have a MacPro at the office but if I had to go with an iMac at the office as well, I don't think it would bother me one bit! The iMacs are VERY powerful! However, if you really HAVE to have 8 gigs of ram and 2 TB of internal storage then obviously you would need to go with the MacPro. Dang, when I first started doing 3D work and design, I had a Mac 7200 and I still earned a good living.