I've been on a 1,1 since September 2006. About 15 minutes ago my 6 core, D700, 32gb, 1tb just arrived. Like the rest of you, I've put so much of myself into the (often irrational) anticipation of this machine... reading, learning, researching, waiting, guessing, hoping... A massive emotional drain for just a 'thing'. I love technology, but it's just a box. My own fault. Four months ago my best friend, Mr. Pussin, passed. He was hairless cat and I wanted him to bask in the warm thermal air of the nMP. He used to drape himself over the back of my old Mac Pro and cause it to kernel panic. His death crushed me. I thought I had seen bottom then. Four days ago my partner of over eight years decided to leave me. She needs to spread her wings and I am forced to accept that. As an aside, we were both working on developing an iOS game around our passion for these lovable hairless cats. It was incredible and felt like magic working alongside her. Maybe someday it can still be released. So now the machine is finally here, and that's cool, but really this nMP means very little. I'll allow me to do my work, it'll be fast as hell, but it's arrival today is symbolic of not putting so much of myself into what doesn't really matter. That's what I needed most of all. That is my lesson. Just wanted to pass this on. It helped to type it out. For everyone still waiting on a machine, it's a beauty and I'm sure you'll love it. And to the rest who made it this far, please no negative comments. I don't have the thickest skin at the moment. I wish you all the best.