When the nMP first came out, my thought was to wait for the second generation before buying. There are always improvements to be made, particularly with a radical new design, so I figured, "I'm in no hurry. May as well wait for the NEW IMPROVED version." But I'm starting to think the next generation of this new design may be a long way off. My reasons (right or wrong) for thinking this are: 1. It was a loooooong wait for this model. 2. Production is still 3-4 weeks out on orders and it took them 5 months to get it down from 4-8 weeks (sometimes more). Thoughts of a new model are hard to justify when they haven't even figured out production for the current model. 3. Apple's big focus and income comes from the smaller, consumer oriented market, so major updates for professional tools aren't likely to be as frequent as they were when desktops ruled the marketplace. With that in mind, I'm starting to lean towards a purchase in the near future. My current system is 5 years old and still plugs along happily (2008 3,1 purchased new in 2009), but it's definitely slow in some regards, so I'm willing to bend my 2-week delivery requirement since Apple has begun delivering within a month. Still, is there any good reason to wait?