So I bought a 2008 Mac Pro a few years ago, and its been great. At the time, I was relatively new to Mac, and I thought Id make good use of all of the expansion capabilities. I use it for a fair bit of encoding, work (mostly excel), and the typical email, internet, etc. Ive upgraded the hard drives, the memory (now at 8 GB), the graphics card (ATI 5870), and Ive put in a blu-ray burner. I also use it to house my iTunes library, which I stream through my house with Apple TVs. When I travel I use my 13 MBP. I was thinking about selling my Mac Pro and replacing it with a 15 MBP and then picking up a used mini to house my iTunes library. Doing so would give me a better option for my iTunes library (less draw to perpetually run a mini than a Mac Pro), and would allow me to consolidate my work/travel computer while still giving me most of the performance I currently have. While I give up a fair bit of expansion ability, I think that: 1. 8 gb is probably more than I need 2. Ill pick up some type of lightpeak array when available and 3. I dont really make good use of the graphics card anyways. Final comment: I definitely like tech, gadgets, etc, and I think its easier to buy/sell MacBook Pros than Mac Pros. Struggling a little bit with the decision dont want to have buyers remorse after getting rid of my Mac Pro. Thoughts, comments, appreciated.