Well in my case I really don't have a NEED for iLife 05.. What about ya'll? iPhoto 5: This would prolly be my main reason to buy the suite... iPhoto's new editing tools look pretty neat and useful iDVD 5: I have no use for this program at all as my ibook has no super drive and im not much for that type of thing iMovie 5: I would not use the HD features at all and I really just use iMovie to edit picture movies from iPhoto as I don't have a digi cam iTunes 4.7.1: Well its a free dl, so nuff' said their. Garageband 2: I use the current version of this program just to mess around with already made midi files that have been converted using dent du midi.. Question though, does this new version have ne new instrument loops or software synths in the box already? Or are they the same as ver. 1?