My DELL desktop crashed about a month ago. I am delighted to finally be free of it and have a great excuse to go all-Mac in our household. Because I have always had a desktop computer (since my very first IBM 8088!), I am hesitant to make the leap to go all laptop, though I am considering this route. I am relying solely on an iTouch and an old MBP (2006!) right now. My options, as I see them, are either a new MBP 13" (or 15") that I would Henge Dock and use with my Dell monitor and keyboard/mouse, OR simply get a 27" refurb iMac. My hesitation to go 13" MBP is the lack of graphics. While I do play games, mostly casual games and adventure, my DH might want to play something that isn't quite so easy to please graphic-wise, thus the pull toward an iMac (refurb, i5 quad core, 27"). For the same price I could bump up to the brand new 15" MBP with better graphics, but docking and undocking would be frequent--hate to scratch up the case and all that. Thunderbolt is a want, but since there isn't much out there yet that takes advantage of the tech, I wonder how much I will kick myself if I buy an iMac refurb. I could wait for the iMac update but I'm growing a little more worried that my old MBP might go at anytime. Any thoughts on what you all are seeing for Thunderbolt as related to someone who is not into pimping out their computer and doing all kinds of tweaks to gain more power and speed? And do you think there would be a peripheral of some sort down the road put out so those with machines that don't have Thunderbolt could join the party? Last of all, the wait. Someone mentioned that not waiting for the upgraded iMacs was like throwing away $500. I agree that buying a refurb now will cause me to miss out on the Sandy Bridge and thunderbolt, but my biggest concern is price and the longevity of the machines specs. If I get a higher-end refurb iMac, won't that be pretty comparable to the pricing of a mid-range "new" iMac? Of course, if I go with the 15" MBP, I won't need to worry about that. So, you see, back and forth I go. I hate making these types of agonizing decisions.