The growth of Apple is great news for consumers. As Apple sales inch forward Microsoft will have to deal more effectively with the wants of consumers. I was recently going to purchase an HP laptop but decided on an iMac because I did not care for the questionnaire about which Vista operating system is best for me. I was getting nightmares about choosing the wrong operating system and being stuck with it whilst missing a necessary function. I much preferred the Apple approach to one great operating system for everyone. I imagine that makes the life of the mac IT guys a lot easier too. I am just about to order my first iMac Here is my configuration.... So here are my questions.... 1. Does anyone have an older iMac who could advise me if it is necessary to purchase Apple Care, or is the unit reliable enough not to worry about it. 2. Does anyone have experience with the wireless keyboard and mouse? I read some horror stories about them but I really like the idea of a clean look without wires. A little part of my reason for purchasing the iMac is the cool look and the lack of cables will only add to that. I do not need the extra number pad. 3. I would have preferred the smaller screen, but looking at it in the store there was a dramatic quality difference. On a side angle view the 20" had a brown hue to it that was not present on the 24 inch model. Does anyone know if that is still the same on the recently updated iMac? 4.Lastly... I want the best system (bang for the buck) I can get without going crazy price all the way to the top. Can you guys look at my configuration and let me know if I left something important out. Thanks in advance for the help and hopefully you will be seeing me around a lot.