We have a new MP6,1 (12-core, D700s, 1TB SSD, 64GB RAM). Have been using it for a few days over past weekend and today. Adobe software being used primarily during this time. Observations and comparing to two high-end 2013 iMacs 16GB RAM, 2009 MP 4-core Nehalem 24GB RAM and a 2009 8-core Nehalem 32GB RAM. 1) Video playback is seamless... especially on the large screen TV... no stuttering or freezing to be seen. 2) The iMacs and 2009 MacPros always had issues with my video playback. 3) Rendering is 2x as fast 4) Would like to start using FCP-X again but the learning curve is too steep and will take to long to improve skills etc using it at this time while having ongoing projects to deal with. Setting up 3 displays (20" with mini-display port, 27" Thunder display and a large screen TV via HDMI) is/was a snap. Used HDMI, Port #3 and Port #6 for this. Port #1 used with Sonnet Thunderbolt-ExpressCard/34 adapter and 2-port eSATA ExpressCard/34 to connect a Burly eSATA Port Multiplier 5-bay enclosure. Had to download Sonnet driver software for the ExpressCard|34. Port #4 used for daisy chaining two LaCie 4TB RAID-0 2big Thunderbolt devices Still have 2 Thunderbolt ports empty. Could daisy chain the Burly eSATA enclosure off the last LaCie 2big I suppose if I want to free up an onboard Thunderbolt port on the MP6,1. The Burly is for archiving project data.