We are heading to the Apple Store tomorrow morning to take a look at all of the new hardware and possibly buy something. I am thinking about getting either a Mac Mini or an iMac. The problem is, I can't decide which, and i don't have a lot of time before then. The Apple store is about 70 miles (an hour drive) from here, so i would really like to get it in this trip. The main purpose for the time being would be ripping/encoding DVDs and possible BluRays in the future. I want something that would last a while and be able to handle some light picture and video editing in the future (which all macs can handle, so that isn't too big of a deal). I can't decide if i want the base Mac Mini (the high end one doesn't seem like a value to me), the iMac (most likely the base 21.5", but not necessarily), or tonight I have been second guessing my decision to buy such a great piece of machinery because of the investment involved. I love my MacBook, so I know I would love any mac, but for as little as the computer would be used in the near future, I have found some PC desktop systems for less than $500 that I think would more than handle what I need, and then I could possibly get an iMac in the future after quad cores are standard. What do you guys think? A mac, or go cheap for now and get a PC (I can't believe I am even considering going back to that mess, but with Windows 7, its actually an option again).