I am happy to report that I'm ready to "switch"...back to Mac that is...and I have my heart set on a 12" PB with a SuperDrive. I'll be using it, mainly, for personal and grad-school related activities and I think the current 12" PB would fulfill my demands for portability, reliability and power - it will be coming with me everywhere (work, school, home, travel, etc.) and it needs to be able to handle multi-tasking between large MS Office files with grace or face potentially igniting a fiery, tirade of frustration when I am short on time and even shorter on patience. ...But I am worried that, after purchasing a 12" PB this summer, in early 2005, Mr. Jobs will bestow upon us a portable Adonis that will solve all problems, from my homework to world peace, halve the value of my previous investment, and come in an aesthetically perfect, indestructible, nine-halves pounds case that inspires jealousy and envy of the worst kind in all who see it. Anyway, is it rational to think that future G5/Tiger-related buyer's remorse will be a significant factor in my purchasing decision - particularly after 6-8 months of solid usage? I currently have a 8lb 15 Compaq that is both inconvenient to carry around and increasingly unreliable (sticky keys, irritable wireless card, and XP/PIII unstable/slow). Also, any thoughts on whether or not its worth waiting for back-to-school incentives in August? Thanks for your help.