hi! I need advice on which laptop to get, and am getting overwhelmed by all the variables, and differing advice from people. I need a new laptop, period. I have a powerbook G4 that is shlugging through day-to-day activities, and I haven't been able to back up the harddrive, which adds to the urgency. More specifically, I need a laptop that can run programs for digital animation, specifically Maya. I'm just starting out in this field so I don't know how quickly i'll need a more "professional" laptop. I was looking at the imac for cost, but i need something portable. If I decide that cost is the main factor and go with the low-end macbook pro, should I just go with the macbook instead? Or will either of those do what i need? Is is worth waiting for the refresh? will the new macbook pros cost even more, or how does that usually work? Any advice will be appreciated, and please ask questions if I was unclear about anything. Thanks in advance!