I've been a Mac user for years. I finally decided to get a desktop since my Powerbook was just too slow for me these days. In October, they announced the last iMac updates and I was super pumped/ready to buy. I was talking to someone from MacConnection for weeks and they just never arrived. In late November they were finally shipping, I decided to wait until after the holidays so i could spend my money on my family and friends for Christmas, plus macworld was coming up. I guess i made a smart move because they updated the machine i was going to buy, released the intel macs months early, and it was the same price! As soon as the Apple store was back up last Tuesday, I placed an order for a 20" model. It arrived on Monday. I copied my powerbook with the target drive feature....fired up the intel machine ready to rock, and to my surprise, it runs like crap in many areas and I'm very disappointed. I'm far from a "mac-head" so I'm not super techy with them, i just love the machines and have used them for the past 6 years. I'm pretty unsure of why I'm experiening these problems. First of all, Entourage X runs horribly. The noise when the program opens is choppy and while the program is open, all my other applications run slower. Am i forced to use 2004? Azureus doesnt work. My check book program doesnt work. Limewire doesnt work. (i'm not a crazy hack, I'm a DJ and it's easier to grab songs off of file sharing programs than to find the CD (i have about 3000 CD's) and rip it for mix discs) Obviously there's a known problem with Firefox running sorta choppy...I have to wait til March for that to hopefully be fixed. AOL Instant Messenger crashed galore and caused slowdowns. I was never an ichat user but I've been forced into it. I do like it but i was just used to AIM Is my problem the fact that i did the target drive thing and copied my old computer? Or is this thing just buggy right now with Rosetta? I have seen the spinning beachball more than ever and i used to use one of those blue plastic imac G3's. I can honestly say my G4 Powerbook 667 runs smoother than this thing in many areas. I am working on one of the October updated 17" imacs right now at work and this thing kills my intel mac with performance....and i used target drive from the same computer to this one....I used to use that powerbook for work/home...so when i got this 17" in early December for a work computer, i copied my powerbook and just got rid of my personal stuff. I'm super let down. I need some advice/help. I almost feel like i made a 1700 dollar mistake.