i think anyone that can hold out for the long term will benefit greatly. I believe not too far in the future, the iMac will move to quad core, possibly even a desktop based processor (currently uses laptop components). This processor move will be icore7 most definitely, with more ram expandability as well as a case redesign. I also believe the mac pro will get a case revamp, with faster memory (most definitely 1600 ddr3 atleast) as well as the ability to add more than 32 gigs of ram, seeing how that is becoming more common throughout the industry. I also believe it will have 2 8 core processors from the same family, with faster clock speeds. I dont think we will see a blu-ray disc in the mac pro until software companies begin shipping their products (primarily adobe) in blu-ray format. You have to think like apple does, in order to guess their future products. Everytime the mac pro, or any mac for that matter, is heavily updated, its given brand new technology that no one else has in the industry. I just read that icore processors are now able to be used with 1600 ddr3 memory. It would not surprise me if the case ends up being larger, due to the need for a different logic board. But I wouldn't be surprised if they change the materials in the case, and the way its built, to be significantly more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. If you were apple, and wanted to make a 5 minute long video (comparable to the one that was made with the new macbook) on your new product, what would the new machine need to have in order to be an industry first? What would you need, thats available, to break a barrier? Maybe replace the 30 in acd with a 28 inch that has the same resolution, and introduce a 32 inch that has higher than 2600x1600 resolution? a display multi-touch compatible? Maybe a computer that can disable cores when they arent being used, to conserve power as well as to focus one core on the task your doing, to enhance performance? Who knows, but im willing to bet the next generation mac pro will be a significant upgrade; one worth waiting for. Until then, I am doing my work at the office on my mac pro there, and using my mac mini for home use. Also, I mention the iMac and its move to quad core because it has a very close relationship to the mac pro... If theres a quad imac, and a quad mac pro, then theres a problem..I realize the performance is different, but regardless...... the iMac will move to quad, and the mac pro will move to 8 core..