So I'm trying to justify this in my mind, then I get to take it to the wife. I thought I'd throw it out here first. A fully tricked out current mini (fastest processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) comes in at $1400 today. An entry level new Mac Pro is $3000, about twice the price of the mini, same size RAM, same size SSD, better processor, better graphics. My current mac Pro 1,1 is almost 7 years old and really for my needs only needs to be replaced because the OS is 2 versions downlevel and can't be brought to Mavericks without a lot of $$ in upgrades. But it lasted 7 years. A mini will probably get me 3 years, but by then the display world (at least for photo and video - my world) will be 4K and the mini won't drive it so I'll be going through an upgrade cycle, another $1400 or so. I also need a new monitor. I've been looking at 27" monitors in the $5-600 range, but 4K's are coming in at not too much more. So a 27" Dell or Monoprice for today's mini will also have to be replaced in 3 years to get to 4K. So a new MP today will end up costing about the same over a 6 year period and give me better performance and 4K today. What am I missing?