Hi: I have some time as kids are getting older. I'm converting Hi8 tapes to make movies via Imovie. Albums, Cassettes, CD's, DVDs to MP3/MP4 formats. Doing some photos via Adobe Elements as well as HD content of gymnastics events. I'm a spoken word artist and plan on starting my own YouTube channel (poetry w/visuals). Problem: while making a video on my mid 2009 MBP 2.53 it froze for the first time and I had to close and reopen the program to complete. I figured I needed to upgrade from 4 to 8gb of ram so I ordered via OWC. Later, wife asked what I wanted for Xmas? Based on this info, would the added 8gb suffice? After some research, it seems like I just missed the boat with the new i3, i5, i7 technology. With some gift certificates from family and personal savings, should I invest in my future by getting one of these? (I'm using a 22' HP monitor w/MBP) Late 2009 i7 Imac (2.8GHz 8GB/1TB/Radeon 4850(512MB) $1879 Expercom) 2010 i7 Imac refurb (2.93, 4gb, 1TB, TB ATI 5770 $1899 Apple) 2009 MacPro Xeon 2.66 GHz - RAM 3 GB GF GT 120 ($1663 Cost Central) 2010 MacPro Xeon refurb (2.8 , 3gb, 1gb ATI 5770 $2119 Apple) For those out there (As I've been reading posts): I bought the MBP off Craigslist for $1000. I've always been good w/my finances. I'm blessed that my wife and I still have jobs and healthcare. We live modestly and know that the above mentioned is really trivial. Your thoughts however are appreciated. Thanks in advance!