Let me begin this by saying that I have been reading the numerous threads on the 2014 Mac Mini since Thursday. I used to be a Windows user, but several years ago after a Dell desktop bit premature dust, I bought a used PowerMac G4 MDD, upped the RAM to 2 GB, put in a DVD drive and have got good use of it. My wife and I are empty nesters and use it for web surfing, occasional word processing, and I use it for bit torrenting and burning CDs/DVDs, etc. But it's more than past time to put it out to pasture. I just got an iPhone 6 and can't sync it because I can't install the newest iTunes, etc. I get that even an entry level 2014 MM will likely blow my old machine out of the water, performance wise, but will it be enough for several years, or should I buy the second tier 2014, OR, spend a little more on a late 2012 quad core? Thanks!