Hello I'm new to posting here but Ive been doing extensive research and I just can't seem to decide which to purchase. Ive read so many threads but everyone seems to have a different opinion. I have never owned a apple computer before and have little experience with them. I have recently chosen to go apple when I found out about iLife, and when I saw the macbook searching for a good laptop that also looked good. Yet I can not decide. I will be using the machine for mostly editing. Photoshop, and using most of iLife heavily until I can afford the pro apps. I will eventually be buying Final Cut studio and most likely Logic down the road, but I will be keeping the portable for around 3 years. I won't be doing gaming except for the occasional online flash game or the gnu Go app. So 3d gaming is not a concern. I understand that apple will be holding an event in January and maybe upgrading to Santa Rosa around June yet I would like to know if even then should I be looking at the pro or the regular version. I feel the 17 inch is too big though. Please help me decide. Thank you for your time.