I'm trying to decide what kind of mac to buy. I do NOT want an iMac. The reason is because for making an investment like this, I don't want to have to buy a new display each time I buy a new computer. The iMac is a cool idea and form factor, but it doesn't suit my needs. I'm leaning toward a mac pro, but I don't need quad core processing power, I don't think I need it for the programs I will be using. The reason for the mac pro is because the HD swap is amazingly simple, with the 4 included bays, and pretty much everything can be replaced (that's another reason for no imac.) With my educator discount and everything at the lowest setting on the mac pro, I can get it down to $2030. I don't want a refurbished either. What would someone suggest? I guess I'm hoping for a midsize tower from apple.