I have bought 8-core 2.8 GHz mac pro in January 2008 (At first date it release) at 2799USD. 2 years later. when i consider to bought a new mac that at least it fast equal as my old 2008 Mac Pro, I found , I must pay much more than i have pay for my '08 mac pro. so that make me think. may be Mac Pro 2008 is the most ever "bang-for-buck" Mac.