I'm waiting on a shiny new iMac to arrive later this week, and I'm planning on using the Migration Assistant to get my mail, photos, etc. from my mini to the new machine. The only thing I'm concerned about is my iTunes library, which is on an external USB drive. It seems like there are fours ways this could go: 1. I would guess that if I boot the mini in target disk mode, the iMac won't be able to transfer from the external drive through the mini to its own internal drive, because that seems absurd. It would be nice, but unlikely. 2. I could just plug the drive into the iMac and import that folder, but then I'd lose play counts, ratings, playlists, and so on. So that option seems to be good "if all else fails," but I'd rather keep the metadata intact. 3. After running the migration assistant, I could delete all the documents off the mini, uninstall some applications, and then move the library to the internal drive and rerun the migration assistant. However, this also seems like a lot of work. 4. This is my favorite option if it works: manually copy the iTunes XML file to the new machine, plug in the USB drive, open iTunes, change the library location to the internal drive, and select "consolidate library." And, of course, backup everything first. Any thoughts? Am I just an ex-PC guy who isn't thinking like a Mac, or is my plan so crazy it just might work?