I know this has been discussed to death, but I wanted to add my first impressions of this great machine. Picked up the iMac at the Birmingham, AL Apple store on Friday. Due to previous engagements and family duties, I wasn't able to set it up until Saturday afternoon. Packaging... perfect and simple as always. One cord for power plugged in, and we were ready to go. Having the mouse and keyboard pre-synced is a nice touch. Backed up from my old G5 iMac Time Machine. 180 GB of info. USB 2. This took around 2 hours. Wish I had a FW 800 drive, but oh well... no big deal. Time Machine backup was seamless. It was just like my old machine, only much, much bigger, brighter, and faster. iPhoto imported and organized my pictures perfectly. Such a huge improvement from my old iPhoto (2006). Scrolling, cropping, saving... all lightning fast now. iTunes had a hiccup... needed to download and reinstall it from apple.com. (It said it was corrupt)... once I activated the account, it was perfect. Again, such a huge speed increase from the old G5. iPhone sync was perfect (again, after activation). I currently have Office, iWork, and PS Elements 8 on order (upgrading to take advantage of the intel chips... old versions that I had depend on Rosetta)... will post more impressions as I get them installed over the next week. From a hardware side, this machine is very impressive. Heavy, but not overly so (doesn't feel that much heavier than my old 20" G5). New magic mouse is wonderful, as is the keyboard (though I'd love a wireless KB with numerical pad option). The screen is incredible... so much more detail available from DSLR photos. Oh, and the computer is basically silent. Much quieter than my G5. This is a great piece of hardware... I feel it is worth every penny. I debated an i7, but I just don't do anything that would appreciate the performance gain. I'll spend the extra $ on RAM and software.