Hey guys and girls, I have been a MS windows users for the last 15 years, but now i am feeling enough is enough, it is time to embrace the future and lsoe the pain of the seemingly constant Window updates! My usage patterns will likely include, iWork/MSOffice for Mac, mail, photo editing, video editing, (home movies), VMWare fusion/Parallels, (running multiple server instances for tech work). I am looking at iMac 3.4 i7/4GB/2TB+SSD/2GB Vram I intend to upgrade the memory afterwards via Crucial.com to 12 or 16 GB My questions are: 1) Is the iMac a better performer than the 15/17" MBP with an external dispaly? 2) Is the SSD really a deal breaker? i hear that it is not latest tech. 3) Is 16GB Ram too much? 4) Is 2GB Vram appealing to people like me, who want the best, without offering any tangible benefits? ...and most importantly 5) How do i pitch this huge purchase to the wife, who struggles with some of the features of Win7, so a change of OS is not high on her lsit of things to do.?? Many thanks in advance for your time.