It seems most people are dissatisfied with the nMP pricing. But where is this coming from? Unless I'm missing something, from what I remember about the 2012 pricing, the nMP is better bang for the buck... Comparing the new 6-core config ($4000) to a similarly equipped 2012 ($3000), you'd be looking at adding a pair of Sapphire 7950 Mac Edition cards (+$900), some memory (+$150) and an OWC Accelsior (+$450) for a final investment of $4500. Even if you only need a single 7950, or even dual 5770's the nMP is still better bang for the buck. If you want to go budget-oriented... Comparing the Quad Configs, you'd still be looking at spending more on a comparable 2012 model ($2500) than you would on the 2013 model ($3000), if you opted for a single 5780 (+$200), 12GB of RAM (+$100), and stuck a cheap SSD on a Solo x2 (+$300). Now, we all know that the new form factor comes with compromises, but purely in terms of bang-for-buck, the 2013 Mac Pro is better than any Mac Pro Apple has offered in the last 5 years.