I am trying to buy a new Mac, but I am having problems deciding what to buy and how to make it do what I need. What I really want is a mid-range tower that has some basic hardware and lots of room for expansion, particularly for PCI expansion cards and hard drives. There's the Mac Pro tower, but it starts at $2,500, which is much more than I can spend. I'm looking for something around $1,000-$1,300. I want a basic computer that doesn't need to be thrown away in a few months after the next models come out. If I want USB 3, for example, it would be nice if I could buy a PCI card that supports the new interface, instead of having to buy a whole new computer. That's my first issue, and it discourages me from buying an iMac, a computer that basically seems to have the upgradability of laptop. Then I have another issue concerning file compatibility with Intuit Quicken financial management software. I haven't seen much about being able to totally transfer and convert Quicken files from the past 10 years to something that can read them on OS X. I'd considered using Boot Camp to force the compatibility with the existing Quicken software under Windows, but Boot Camp requires specific versions of Windows XP and Vista, which I don't have and have no intention of buying at extra cost, especially because I'm buying a Mac to run OS X. There's talk about a Quicken 2010 for Mac, but after reading through the problem reports about Quicken for Mac, I'm really looking for an alternative software package. There's iBank, which I've been considering, but would it work for me? Maybe that's something that can be worked out after installing the new Mac, but it would be nice if I knew that there would be a trouble-free file transition instead of worrying about whether the Mac will read all of those old Quicken files. So, those are my two issues that need fixes. It's really hard to convincingly buy a new Mac when there are AMD-based tower PCs available for less money and lots more expansion room. I really like the Mac Pro tower, but it's $1,000 too expensive. Which Mac fits my needs? It's hard to believe that when I actually want a basic computer from a company that is catering to the basic consumer market, I can't find a Mac that I want to buy. What happened to an easy Switch? I really only need a computer that reads the Quicken files, browses the Web, does some e-mails, connects to a basic printer, and displays photos occasionally. These new Mac towers seem like overkill for the basic user, but I don't want to be forced into a system with no upgradeability if I can avoid it. This is one instance when I want to be like the PC guy in the Mac commercials. I don't want a fun computer. I want a computer that just works for business basics and doesn't cost so much money, and I'd like it to be installed in two weeks. Any suggestions?