Well I waited a month and regardless of what happens or doesn't happen I've come to the end of my waiting period. I need a good machine to start on my new portfolio as well as a rather large book illustration project. Money is a little tight so I'm making certain concessions. My plan is to purchase; mac pro quad 2.66 with X1900 video card. Dell Ultrasharp 24" widescreen (I'll calibrate the colour manually) Four 1 GB RAM sticks probably from CanadaRAM since it's in Canada and all. Apple DVI to AVI connector just in case I want to watch something on the TV The reason for the dell monitor is to save some money so I can funnel it into extra RAM. I would rather have an ACD but as they say "them's the breaks." Considering I'm moving from a Yosimite B&W G3 350Mhz with 512Meg of RAM and an ATI Rage 128 video card with 16 Meg of video RAM, I'm probably going to be completely blown away. Hopefully the Mac Pro will last me another seven years like this machine did. Frankly the G3 is still running solid though miserably slow. Does this sound ok to people? Any advice?