I have been a total mac fascist for over ten years now, working with macs where preferable, owning god knows how many of them and spending huge amounts of cash on Apple hardware. I work in an industry where macs and pcs happily combine. I love OS X, Jaguar is cool, Apple are cool.... I have had a decent amount of cash sitting around for almost a year now, just waiting for Apple to start doing something about their falling behind on the hardware front, ready to jump in and spend the cash. I cant believe we have had yet another incremental improvement. Talk all you like about dual processors (folks ... 2* 1.2 Ghz on these machines does not equal 2.4 Ghz Pentium, now matter how many times you say it), but Apple has taken its eye off the hardware side of things for way too long. It's getting soooo predictable. Take a look at the Apple web site, the usual (highly skewed) photoshop tests, shattering the gigahertz myth. Who is convinced by these any more ? Apple have to do something, and fast. I'm sitting here writing this on my 2200 Athlon XP, which - running a second rate OS, I admit - cost peanuts compared to the current powermac range and in real world usage is infinitely faster. Meanwhile sitting in a repair shop somewhere is my TiBook 667, £2500 worth, on its second hard drive and receiving its second CD drive in 4 months, with its chipped away paint, keyboard scratched screen and virtually useless airport reception. With this sort of power gap, price gap and even - not something that happened in the past - low build quality, even a total MacHead like myself will say "enough is enough" and spend the money elsewhere. Do something quick, Apple.