Oh, I like to deliberate. And as if doing it before the purchase wasn't enough fun, Apple seems to allow me time to third and fourth-guess my decision. I purchased both a MBP 13", for light portable multimedia and word-processing use - and I couldn't be happier with it, though I know there is an update right around the corner...I needed it. So I'm halfway to utopia. But as a sturdy, powerhouse desktop - within my computer budget of $2.7k, $1.4 of it remaining after the MBP purchase - I went with the 21.5" iMac. With the most powerful Core 2 Duo processor available, 3.33 ghz, I thought it was a good deal, and I know I can plug it full of up to 16gbs of RAM. But as I read more and more about these new processors, the i5 and i7, I'm wondering if perhaps I jumped the gun. I'm currently editing video in school, and could really use a machine at home to get my work done - and come Summer, I hope to be doing some work for hire, possibly. So now is a good time to have an editing machine in the home. But it's hard not to feel like I'm getting left in the dust buying a C2Duo machine in 2010. Like, perhaps, I should just stick a 7200 hdd in the MBP, and wait for new iMacs to give me more modern CPU at the same price. I can still cancel the iMac, it seems. Apple really needs to have a 1-click "lock-in-to-purchase" option for people like me. Any thoughts on this situation are welcome. I'm not familiar with the iMac refresh cycle, which seems a little stranger than the other Mac lines -- does anybody have a better feel for what's coming up the pike? And am I just getting bowled over by enthusiast hype and marketing? Also, if you've got the time, what is the meaning of existence?