Let me start by letting everybody know that I did not make this thread so you can brag about how much money you have or make in a given year. AND YES I REALIZE that there is another thread like this, but it only talks about how rich you are/how much money you have. I am curious about that yes, but also how you get your money. What kind of job, how long have you been there, your age etc. Let me explain my wanting to know below. I started this thread out of curiosity. I myself am a college student with a tight budget who basically supports himself. I recently bought myself a Macbook, which has suited my needs (internet, email, photos, papers, etc.) quite perfectly. Despite my recent purchase, I have still been glued to these forums, also waiting for the newest Macbook pros to come out. I would never be able to get one, but I would just like to see the specs and the new features that will come out. I am a huge Apple fan and support their products. ... I can only imagine how amazing these new machines will be. I myself would love to have any recent Macbook pro or the new one when they come out, but the cost for one is/would be too much (at least for me) and I believe it would be more CPU/features that I would never need, but obviously are necessary for other people. Despite that, I would still want if I could have one. ... So when I read these posts in all the forums (waiting for Arrandale, etc), I just automatically assume everybody posting is around my age or somewhat like me (college, younger, broke, etc). Yes I know this is a mistake to think that but when I actually started to think about it, I realized that there are a lot of people of different ages and professions in here. I mean hell, if everybody here was like me, not even half of these people would be posting and saying they are waiting for the new one to buy it. They wouldn't be able to afford it. I know I sure wouldn't be able to afford a new one... So just out of curiosity...hopefully its not too personal, I was wondering what kind of financial situations you guys are in and how old you guys are, your jobs, careers, etc, to be able to afford one of these bad boy macbook pros. Do you guys just have enough money to get one, or do you have to save up just to buy one. I for one am 19, college student, work at Best Buy, and am broke paying off expenses and college. Once again, I am not trying to get you all to state your personal info. Just trying to get a range of characteristics of other people in these forums who are able to afford these Macbook pros. One last note...sorry it took me so long to get to the point of this thread. I just felt like I needed to explain my reasoning for asking.