Hi there. I'm hoping some of you Apple veterans can help me decide on this conundrum. I'm relatively new to Mac. I got a MBP last year and love it. I'm now convinced to upgrade my desktop unit with Apple as well. With a budget of about $3k, I've done research on the Mac Pro as well as on the new iMac, and quite frankly I love that 27"(as long as it's free from defects), compare to the 22" SyncMaster I currently use, not to mention the comparison benchmarks with current Mac Pro units. However, I've always liked the possibility to later upgrade or add components on my desktop, which extends its lifespan for a while. I don't do heavy video editing. I use FCP for some minor projects in HD, play an occasional game or two, and so on, but I'm thinking an 8 core would last me at least 4-5 years or so, if not longer I hope. I know the Mac Pro is due for an upgrade very soon, but I would invest on a used 2009 model if I were to choose it. What are you thoughts. Anyone in the same boat ? Many thanks.