Just wanted to let everyone know this morning I installed a brand new drive in my mac mini (320GB 7200RPM for the record) Then booted off the snow leopard disk and did a fresh install. The key is to go into the disk utility menu when the first snow leopard screen is displayed (I think the button is "continue" on the first screen). Once in disk utility you can format your bare drive and then upon closing disk utility the SL installer will come back and prompt you to install on the drive you just formatted. This was using the $29 snow leopard upgrade disk for the record (and yes I already owned leopard for this machine). SL is so far working sweet except for the lack of istat menus! They really need to get a move on and get that SL compatible version released.