So I got my BTO order of the high-end 27" iMac. The only change from the $1,999 model I made should also be one that you make, or rather one like it: Get an SSD or Fusion Drive. I know, you just want to pick up the darn thing from the Apple Store down the street, but believe me, to say that "it's worth it!" would be a gross understatement. Shipping, at least in my case, was from within the U.S., and took only a few days. You can do it! ;-) At any rate, the screen is just awesome, which is always a concern with brand new monitors, all-in-ones, screens of any kind, really. And almost everything else is there as well: 802.11ac WiFi, PCIe SSD instead of the "old" SATA III (6Gbps), which is another awesome and highly meaningful upgrade, but then... what? No Thunderbolt 2? No Thunderbolt 2??? Promise Technology has already announced, amongst other TB2 devices, a brand new Pegasus2 external RAID storage arrays, including an all-new R8 with 8 drive bays, all with TB2 support! There's a second and perhaps more significant reason: I am dying to get a 4K display and they are coming closer to my price range all the time. But you need Thunderbolt 2 support to run 4K displays. I guess I get it. Apple thinks desktops don't move a lot and that you already have a big high-res. 1440p display as part of the iMac. It's short-sighted in my humblest of opinions, and despite the fact that we know how Apple loves large profit margins, can it really be cost? Is it really going to cost even a cent more to buy a TB2 controller vs. the older TB1 version, especially since Apple worked with Intel on the technology itself? I doubt it. Maybe there's a different answer. Maybe these are the "set-top boxes" that had been shipped in August (or was it July?), which were thought to be new Apple TV's at the time, and perhaps Thunderbolt 2 wasn't yet available? Whatever the reason, it is highly disappointing. What do you guys think?