Hi all, I started back in September 2008 as a "first-time Apple buyer". Before this, I really despised Apple and thought Microsoft was thee best computer company out there. Back near that time, the first Apple Store in Northern Ireland opened and it happened that I found this out. I went to the Apple Store opening launch that morning and I couldn't believe what I have been missing out on for the past few years! It was fantastic, and that day I immediately purchased a 20 inch iMac. I was absolutely thrilled with it, although things started messing up! Not to worry though, I did go into the store and everything was sorted. From then, I have since sold my 20 inch iMac and bought the new 13" MacBook Pro. My main reason for this was for portability and I couldn't just afford the 13" MacBook Pro AND the 20" iMac. I am now typing on my MBP and to be honest, I really preferred the screen size on my old iMac. The portability of the MBP 13" is good but to be honest, there is not enough power in it and I only have around 5GB of space left and I have only made a few movies on iMovie :S So a couple of days ago (as a regular member of MacRumors), I loaded up Safari and noticed that there was a rumor about new iMacs coming up and that the store was down. When the new 27 inches were released, I immediately fell in love with them at first sight! I was in the Apple Store the Sunday before and the 30" ACD I thought was ABSOLUTELY HUGE. I have a few questions before I actually buy this piece of kit. 1. Is the actual 27" iMac huge? Is it similar to the 30" ACD (size wize) 2. I regularly watch movies, make movies on iMovie, surf, email, iTunes, MSN, Skype, Excel, GarageBand all at the same time. Would the C2D be able to handle this no problem? 3. I've heard reviews of the new 'Magic Mouse' being terrible - if I should order this today, should I go for the Magic Mouse? (I already have the Wireless Mighty & Wireless BTK) 4. Should I wait a while for the prices to go down? 5. If you have / have seen the 27" iMac C2D, would you recommend it and tell me what you think about it? 6. I am a uni student and word process quite a lot. I need an answer to each of these: AppleCare or not? Office or iWork? Thanks so much everyone!