http://www.pcworld.com/article/160608/mac_fans_fume_about_updated_desktops.html I was reading Google News just now and this article pops up; couple this with alot of comments out there on these forums and I'm over it--already. Quit your whining people it's embarassing. First of all, yesterday X amount of dollars got you X amount of computer from Apple.com. Today X amount of dollars gets you X+ amount of computer from Apple.com. It may not have been what you *hoped* for, but nobody got screwed and if you're one of the ones who convinced yourself Apple had "adopted you" as one of it's blessed children and promised to provide for you and nurture you and keep you happy, sorry, it was your personal fantasy. They owe you nothing. Just like your government owes you nothing. Stop with the handout, take care of me mentality. You don't have to buy their computer. Go buy your HP or Dell with AMD processors that run at 14.2Ghz (and come loaded with so much in the registry before you even turn them on that they make a PPC G4 look like a Core i7) and stop wasting time on the boards complaining and whining. SERIOUSLY. It's embarrassing. Here's what I took from today's announcements... For $1200 I can get a LOADED computer with a huge 20" screen and the world's best OS...firewire 800, wireless, plenty of USB ports, super fast ram and a huge hard drive. This offering is MORE than most of you will ever need in a computer and is blazing fast at running OSX. For more you can get a Mac Pro loaded with the latest processor and RAM...99.3% of you reading this will never NEED a Mac Pro for what you do though you like the idea of owning one. But for those of you who will actually need that kind of power, I trust you're in a lucrative business that makes owning one of these worthwhile and what you're getting today for the buck is more than you would have yesterday. For the basic user for $599.00 you get a computer you can fit in a purse that has most of the stuff the higher end ones have. It's the novelty item. It looks the same as always which is still cool and not outdated (did they really need to update the look--seriously?) and yeah it's probably over priced considering that once you add the screen you want and the keyboard and mouse and make necessary upgrades (i.e. Ram, hard drive) then you would do better with an iMac but again, it's a NOVELTY. You're paying more for the novelty of it. So I think Apple did a lot of cool stuff today and here ends your lesson on capitalism, which contrary to popular belief in 2009 still works: if you don't see it the way I presented it you have a choice: go buy something else. Whatever you choose I wish you the best of luck; I only ask one thing: QUIT WHINING. Apple isn't your foster parent and they shouldn't be. *EDIT: and I'm not trying to be rude; not trying to offend and not trying to have an attitude--I just read about the new releases today and I'm like "man that's cool" and then I read the posts and there's a lot of entitled people and I'm thinking to myself life is too short to whine like this. It really really is.