Hi everyone... I am kind of a Mac noob...I say kind of because I have the pleasure of using a dual single core G5 at work for creative work - graphics, ps, indesign, etc. I recently upgraded to leopard and love it! Two weeks ago I bought an iMac 24" but it had water behind the glass (condensation) and since I seem to have bad luck with expensive purchases, I returned it and the store took it back - no restock fee. Then I custom built a vista machine, 2.4 ghz quad core, 4 gb ram, 8800 GT card, vista 64 bit, etc. - Does gaming great...but I hate vista. It's actually painful to use. XP wasn't too bad, but even after I used leopard at work I said I would buy a mac next. So here I have a 2 week old vista machine that I don't know what I'll do with just yet. I am not sure if I should get a MBP or Mac Pro. I have no need to be mobile, but it would be nice. I have a Dell notebook from work as well that is junk but if needed I can take it on the road with me. I will in no way ever use the power the Mac Pro has. I am considering both of these models because I do some gaming...for example...Tabula Rasa, C&C 3, etc. I don't play FPS and frame rates aren't overtly important to me. - I would like good quality, no studder, that would be fine. - Admittingly though for 3K, it should be a stellar performer in what I am looking for. It turned out it was a good thing the iMac had a problem when I got it because I then discovered it was very weak on the GPU side. A few maybe thinking keep the vista machine and just get a MB. Well I could, but I would perfer just one machine...I have a tendency to only use the fastest machine I have, the slower one is never used and this vista machine although its painful to use, is very quick. The upgrade path for the MP seems, well, dismal at best. If I am going to buy a machine that I can't upgrade the most important part of (GPU), I might as well just buy a MBP and network storage and be a happy guy. What do you guys think of the situation? Should I go Mac Pro? Should I keep Vista and learn to love it...? (that will be a challenge) Keep vista and get a MB? Just go MBP and realize in 3 years I'll need a new one do to the limited GPU in it? On a side note, it seems to me that Apple is missing something in their line up...something should be between the imac and the mac pro. Thanks guys! Blake PS - Have an iPod Touch - Love it!