OK all. I wouldn't normally post this sort of thread, but I would appreciate the input of an informed population sample. I've been waiting for the dual G5 since announcement date, and have watched the shipping date slip and slip and slip again. I've saved the cash for the machine and have long planned to sell my eMac to cover the price of the cinema display. Well, I'm slated to sell the eMac next week which would, on its own, leave me without a machine until the G5 arrives. I call the three local apple stores daily and each day get a different estimate from each store, varying from later this week to the end of next month - bottom line: no one knows when these thigns will show up. Finally my question: Is the dual G5 going to be that much better than the 1.8 that I can buy today? I'm sure it will be better, but by what degree? I will use the machine for video editing with FCP and very lite-weight photoshopping and Illustrator. However, I have to admit, it will mainly be used for everyday tasks. I undertand that I don't need the extra kick of the dual, but the prices difference is so slight, that I just thought the extra couple hundred was a no brainer when I'm already spending $4K-$5k for the system. I'm an impatient person and the money is burning the proverbial hole in my pocket. Should I sit tight or go with the 1.8? Discuss amoungst yourselves.