This topic has probably been done before, but I'm tired of seeing some forum member complain that his/her occupational standards exceed the hardware offered by Apple. The point of this thread is to profile the hardware needs (i.e. ideal set-up) for professionals and casual users alike. Beginning with your current computer set-up and including your dream-set up, followed by your current occupation and demands it places on your hardware (including hobbies, i.e. casual PHP/MySQL coding etc.) and what, if anything, there is you could possibly do to optimize your work/play environment. Or, alternatively, a machine that Apple could release that you would be interested in purchasing. I'll start it off. I'm currently a full-time student with a weekly part-time job. My current computer set up, although dated (iMac 400Mhz, 512 MB RAM) nevertheless fufills my needs for a digital jukebox (Altec Lansing 2100s), internet machine, word processor, and casual gaming machine. I use Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and BBEdit for light HTML work. As a result, the most intensive app on my computer would probably be Return to Castle Wolfenstein. My dream-set up would be a new desktop, probably a tower with a decent GPU (I have yet to experience Quartz Extreme!) as I would like more expansion room for college. Most likely I would go for the base-line as money plays a part. My profile is a bit brief, but I thought this thread could be useful so MR forum users might be able to understand the situations of other Mac users who critique Apple's decisions, hardware and otherwise.