Well I went in the middle to be a tad future proof (8 Core), says it will be here by Christmas, very excited and intimated at the same time. My question is this, will my old 20" Apple display work fine with this the new Mac Pros? I also have an old 32" flat screen in my garage which I am thinking of hooking it up to until I find a new display. I really like the look of Apples new display, except it is expensive, and lacks Firewire which I noticed at my local Apple store Excited because my G5 has been mainly a dust collector the past year, limiting my work in a major way. Intimated because I will need a lot of application updates, so more $$$, plus I need to update my video gear. Been out of video production for a good year and want to start up my side business again. I need to re learn a few things plus learn some Applications from scratch, which I am excited about. My G5 was my first Apple product I owned, it took over my life and I was on it hours on end every day. Now we have 4 Apple computer in the house, Ipods, iphones, Apple TV etc. Lately I have been using my Dad's iMac (he works out of town, but I don't want to put too much on it) and I miss having a desktop all to myself, laptops are great just a little limited in size. Sorry for the ramble, just excited! Been 5 years since my last huge Apple purchase. Can't wait to get started like I did with the G5, as I kept finding new things to add on, granted back then I knew very little, and everything was more expensive.