Okay, hear me out. Am just airing some points, and have titled this thread very carefully, lest somebody throws that at me, 'you are just nitpicking'. Here it goes, after using my new iMac (which is my first Apple) for 5 days: 1. The cable for the keyboard is just 30 inches. Stylishly short so it looks neat, but a problem when i have a nice computer desk with a keyboard drawer : any-which-way i try, am unable to have the cable go from the keyboard, to behind-and-under the table to the back of the CPU; like i said - too short. So it now sits on top of the table, same level as the cpu, in front of it. 2. Ditto the mouse cable : too short for comfort. But since it has to move with the keyboard as such (plugs into the usb in the keyboard), its not any new irk : just deja-vu. And the fact that it is optical means i can throw the mouse-pad away, so it compensates. 3. With the keyboard on the table, have to take care to keep the optimum distance from the hemi-sphere, lest the cd-drive is hindered when it comes out. Happened a couple of times, particularly when my 5-yr-old was at it, and it would come out, hit the keyboard and go right back in again 4. The screen looks fabulous, but with its unorthodox dimension (rectangluar, not square), the native resolution is a radically different 1440x900. Result - the text characters are a tad too small. I am fine, but wife-and-daughter want it bigger. If I change the resolution to a level lower (1152x720), the fonts are bigger but now there is a fuzziness on the screen. Perceptible enough for me to think, 'uh oh, i cannot keep it this way for long periods'. At least i have the 3-click way to toggle between the two settings. When I look at the specs again, the 15" has the resolution i would have been happy with : 1024x768 native. But I had always wanted to have the option to be able to use higher resolutions...And the traditional 'wintel' LCD monitors did not have this problem (at least not this perceptible). I am surprised others did not find this a problem. Maybe everybody uses it at the max resolution?