Hello, I'm in a quandary. I've been wanting to upgrade to a new Mac Pro for the past few months & have been waiting (& waiting & waiting) for the next upgrade. I'm currently running on a 2.3GH G5 with 12 GB of RAM. My main apps are Final Cut, Logic and Pro Tools. I'm just starting a huge new project which includes a 3 hour HD video with 20 tracks of audio to go with it. While I can get by doing the audio mixing and editing quite nicely with my current machine I've a feeling that I'd be in for all sorts of problems attempting such a large video project on the G5. While I can hold out for another month or so - since I won't have the video for a while & must finish the audio first - I will have to get to work (productively) within a short time of acquiring a new machine. So here's the problem: Do I wait for the next greatest-mac-the-world-has-ever-seen Mega-Machine, & suffer through the inevitable system fixes & software upgrades, not knowing how long that will take, before I'm working efficiently, or do I buy one of the current Nehalem machines which by now, having gone through all of its associated new-machine pains, should be running smoothly? And if so, will I see a meaningful performance boost (with Final Cut & Logic) by springing for the 8-Core instead of the Quad? I am really torn here. Hell, I'd love to have the latest & greatest, but at the same time I've got to get up & running quickly. It's tough to look into our crystal balls & predict how much of a performance boost we're likely to see when next MP version is released, but I guess I'm asking for some educated guesses by some of you working pros out there! Thanks . . .