I purchased my G5 about two weeks ago and I have been pretty happy with it. It felt on par, maybe a little faster than my old dual 1.42. Today I am trying to make a movie for a friend of mine. I am putting about 250 pics together in imovie with the Ken Burns effect, transitions, and music. I did this a bunch of times on my old dual 1.42. I have never seen a beach ball so much in my life. The machine seems to be lagging behind, I have to wait for a while before I can add another transition or just change the volume level on a song. I think this is ridiculous! I am still running stock with 512 of ram, but I have 1 gig on the way. My question is, is it this slow because imovie is optimized for the G4? Or is the G5 not worthy of the hype? I hope when I get my ram in that I will see an increase in speed. I did not get this frustrated working on my old 12 inch powerbook. What gives? Will panther change things, or do they need to totally overhaul imovie for the G5? Before I ebay this mac, I wanted to get some feedback. If it is just software related, I can wait, if not, this thing goes. Thanks!