Hello all, First time posting in a Mac forum though I'm really at a crossroad here I feel like. I've always been a Windows and PC kind of guy and the last time I used a Mac was when the IIe's were around in elementary school and later on in middle school with OS 9 and one of the power Macs around the 9700 models I think. Anyways needless to say I havent looked at Apple or Mac's in awhile but recently I've started to take a HUGE interest in Apple and Mac's after I bought my first iPod (40GB) and after seeing the Macworld or Keynotes speech for 2005 from Steve Jobs. I must say I'm very impressed with how far Apple's come in the last few years especially with stuff like iLife, iWork, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Shake. I'm debating on getting a PowerMac and if I should wait because I want a system with OS X Tiger on it and I read that eWEEK said that Apple would announce Tiger the beginning of April and sell it by April 15th, whether this is true or not is another story. Now I'm hearing rumors of the new 970GX CPU and what not and I'm wondering whats going to happen to the dual CPU G5 2.5 GHz? I cant remember exactly what web site I saw that the dual CPU PowerMac's were reaching their end of life and that they'd be replaced eventually. I dont have a problem with waiting but I'd rather not go out and buy the dual 2.5's and find out like a month or two later theres a 3 GHz model out. I'm also looking at a PowerBook 17" model but I'd rather wait on that till the G5's make it into the PB's. So basically what should I do for a first time switcher? Want a Mac thats going to be fast and last awhile which is why I'm going with the fastest Mac Apple offers and a nice 30" Apple Display since I'm planning on using Final Cut Pro and Motion to edit high definition video off the Sony HDR-FX1 I plan on buying. I'm also going to use Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, Dreamweaver MX 2004, and Flash MX 2004.