So i'm pretty torn with this decision because i've been contemplating the mini server for some time. My main hesitation is the single gigabit port, I really need a second port which the mini doesn't offer (USB ethernet is going to be too slow). I have a decent deal to acquire an older 2004 version G5 xserve with DP 2.0, 6GB ram, etc at a far lesser price than even a refurb 2010 mini server. My needs are fairly low end because this server will be in my home simply running a web server, email server, DHCP, firewall, VPN, client management and file sharing. I can leave this xserve setup plugged in to do it's thing and connect through VNC to make changes. With a mac mini server setup it would also double part time as a client machine while i check forums, listen to music, occasionally play a game and do all of the above also (obvious concern for potential downtime of the web/email server for whatever reason if this is being used as a client machine as well as a server)... obviously the xserve line is being discontinued and G5 models will never have 10.6 SLS to upgrade to which I'm fine with... your thoughts?