I would characterize myself as a low level prosumer. My wife is a part time photographer and a few years ago we got a great deal on a 2006 mac pro. Now with the improvements made in computers, I think the mac mini really is getting close to equalling my old computer's horsepower. I want to unload the mac pro before it becomes completely obsolete, which I am guessing will come with OSX 10.7. I am reluctant though for one reason, the processing power on the mini is way less than on the mac pro. I would love to get into a core i5 or i7 computer, and since i have all the peripherals already, I don't want an imac. Does anyone see any reason why the mac mini wouldn't move to core i processors at the next refresh?