Whew, I'm exhausted. After deliberating and head banging decided that the MBP is the best solution. Doing some small HD video projects and using it for general use most of the rest of the time. The mac pro, too expensive, the iMac, the glossy would drive me nuts. Here we go: 17" MBP (Hi Res Matte Screen) 2.5 ghz chip (saved a few hundred vs. the 2.6) Standard hard drive Ordered Latency 4 - 4 gigs of ram from OWC - $112. Heard latency 4 is a bit better than standard ram Hope everything works well when I get it soon. I have moved to the light side of the force finally. Granted I still have a 10 year old Dell machine that I won't have to totally toss since it still works. Glad to have moved to the apple family.