Hello all, Newbie here, long time lurker who's been following the slow progress of the new Mini, and just registered following its release. I've read many/most of the threads and don't think my specific questions have been addressed yet, but apologies if they have. I'm all primed and set to go for the new low-end Mini and upgrade the RAM myself, but there's a little voice at the back of my head saying "Wait for Snow Leopard", and I'm a serial procrastinator anyway. I know plenty of folks will say "Just do it, you won't regret it" and as I'm using a 1st gen. TiBook with 400MHz G4 and 1GB of RAM (running Tiger) than it's clear as day that I'll see a huge increase in performance. I'm more interested interested in what people think about the likely advantages that SL will offer to a 'typical Mini user'. As I'll be mainly using it for browsing, Skype, photos/music/movies (maybe appletv If I go for it) also digitizing a large vinyl collection, some Office/Adobe stuff for work ... pretty standard domestic stuff really. I would (perhaps naively) expect the anticipated benefits from Snow Leopard to be marginal for me than if I were a pro user with eg a mac pro. So, I don't think it's worth the wait and I should go for it asap - or are there more subtle factors I'm overlooking. Also, in amongst the "it's great/it's rubbish" debate over the new Mini, I don't think I've noticed any reference to the increase in the FSB speed from 667 to 1066Mhz, which is nearly 60%. Granted it was overdue and probably a prerequisite for using DDR3 RAM, but surely it will boost regular performance pretty significantly, especially by comparison with the fairly modest boost in processor speed? I'd expect the new low end Mini to outperform the old high end one (both 2GHz, both with same RAM installed) by a good margin for this reason alone - or is that too simplistic. Thanks, Gareth.