well, i've gotten pulled into the waiting game. have had apple products in the past (apple II, Mac SE) but once i started working it all ended up being a pc world and that's what i've been with for a long time. waiting to buy a macbook, though i would've pulled the trigger by now had it not been for the speculation about new hardware. i know that basically the day you buy something it's obsolescence is guaranteed but i just didn't want to buy a new laptop and have it "replaced" within a week or 2, so i'm waiting. i've filled a cart/emptied the cart at the apple store several times as well as almost pulling the trigger at apple's store in king of prussia, pa, after playing around with the macbook. i'm really going to use it for light video, photo editing, garageband, etc., so i'm not sure if the upgraded video processing that may or may not come with santa rosa will matter. ah well, eventually something will happen, i hope. thanks for all the great information on the site!