First of all, I bought this from the Apple store in a mall, rather than ordering it off line. I walked into the store, feeling elated that the 4 months of research and saving were about to culminate, walked right up to a salesman and said 'I want the 2.8ghz iMac, the 24" model.' I was kinda in a hurry, so it was a bit annoying when he then launched into a 20 minute speach abouit the pro's and con's of each system... OIn the bright side, he was very knowledgeble, and did not misrepresent anything. On the down side, he would not take a hint and stop. Overall I was very happy with the shopping experience, and the salesman was the best I've every talked to. Now, on to the actual iMac. The packing was very nice, and it was extremely easy to set up and start using. One of the first things I noticed was how nice the screen was, and how I liked the 'laptop style' keyboard. Once I got it up and running I kinda hit a 'now what' minute where there really wasnt anything to do. It was a beautiful moment. Now that I've had it a bit under 2 weeks and have spent countless hours on it here are my favorite and least favorite things about the iMac: 1.Its beautiful. Its sleek, its small, its clean... Oh, and the 24" model is great, every time I see a 20" in the school labs it looks like a little toy, so if theres anyone on the edge, save the extra money and get the 24" I only wish it was bigger (thats what she said) 2.Spaces. I thought it was a stupid feature at first, but now I use it all the time. 1=Finder/normal tasks 2=iTunes 3=Lightroom, iPhoto, Photoshop 4=Safari 3. The gui is so nice, and makes extended usage more bearable Cons: 1. Graphics card is underpowered. I put my applications folder in the stacks, and it drops frames like they're hot... I know stacks is not meant for a folder with so much stuff, but come on... its horrible... Lets hope the next model fixes this 2. Screen does not get dark enough. One thing I loved about my powerbook is that the screen went from very bright to very dark (to off) my iMac shows barely any change, but i hear the 20" is better with that 3. The price. I could have gotten twice this power and a bigger screen for $1,500 with a pc, and when I have the room, thats what I'll do. But for now this is the best all in one pc ever made, and I'm a proud owner. I hope this helps anyone who wants to know more about what its like to own an iMac. These are all just my opinions, so if anyone has a problem, feel free to bring it up, but dont get mad at me, im not presenting these as facts, and we're all entitled to our opinions, right? Somehow I clicked the wrong thread, could an admin move this to the proper section?