I'm committed to purchasing a new Mac Pro but need a little guidance from the community. Initially when the specs were released, I was sure that I would buy the quad system but after reading various sources, some people are saying the hex core offers the best cost to performance ratio. As someone who isn't billing hours for their services just yet, I am hoping to get some advice on which system would be a better fit. I've gone through the various build options on the quad and as it nears the hex base, I'm tempted to say "screw it" and just buy the hex. But after staring at the $4k machine in my cart, it gives me a little pause. I'm wondering if anyone is in my boat and can nudge me in the right direction. I plan on keeping the system for roughly 5 years and would like to buy something that allows me to learn and grow my skill set. I will be using the system immediately for FCPX and Adobe Lightroom with likely future use of After Effects and other NLE.