Greetings. After 17 years of PC's and badly in need of a new desktop, I have pretty much concluded it's time to switch to a Mac, even though I've actually never used one. I'm typing this on a 7-year-old Dell XPS T600r, still running Windows 98SE. It has served me very well, although I have learned to troubleshoot all sorts of hardware and software issues (you have to with a Windows computer) and, though hardly a techie, I am the go-to person in my family for all manner of errors and crashes. The thing is, from everything I've read, Dell isn't what it used to be in terms of quality OR support and nobody likes Vista. Ergo, a new iMac, and I've been holding out for the new release, which appears to be imminent. I do have some trepidation about making the switch. I've bought Switching to the Mac, Tiger Edition: The Missing Manual and wanted to go into my nearest (but not near) Apple store for the beginner's class (they only seem to have it first thing in the morning on the weekends and it's far), but I'm still a little nervous - I'm a bit of an old dog and this will truly be a new trick. I will also miss being able to open it up and stick new things in it as desired, and even (well, not so much) figuring out how to fix every stupid thing that goes wrong. My bigger concern, however, concerns the all-in-one nature of the thing. It's beautiful, but I don't want to have to buy a new computer every two years - like our cars, we lovingly maintain and continue to use our computers till they die. (My old Dell will go upstairs and continue to be used, although its obsoleteness becomes more apparent every day.) But every computer I've had has gone through at least two monitors - monitors NEVER last as long as the other componenets. If that holds true with my iMac, then the computer will die a premature death with the demise of its monitor. Am I missing something? Thanks in advance for your assistance.