So, I really had high hopes for the new Mac Pro and its actually a great system, but my goodness, the pricing makes me quiver. I have the funds to buy pretty much everything: entry level config, monitor, stand and keyboard/mouse. But lets be real, who would really purchase the entry level with 256 GBs SSD in 2019? I'm barely getting by with 256 GBs on my Early 2015 MacBook Pro. I really was hoping the specs would be equal to or surpass the iMac Pro. For a top of the line system unit in the Mac line up, I was expecting: - 1 TB SSD by default - 64 GBs of RAM - AMD VEGA GPU 16 GBs - 8 Core Intel Xeon $5000 without monitor. My additional $5000 would go towards upgrades and accessories: - XDR display for $2000 x2 - Keyboard and mouse $230 - $600 on Apple Care But what Apple is offering is just not desireable for what I would be willing to spend. The specs I truly would want would instead cost $20,000. Yes, I don't work for Mr. Lucas, Spielberg, Netflix, not a developer (but even pro devs are saying, this system is way out of their budget). I keep my computers for long, I still have a HP Workstation from 2011 and its still working, previous Dell Desktop lasted for 8 years. We all know Apple systems last long, even the obselete ones go for good money. An Apple group in my home country is selling 1,1 Mac Pro's for $400, the same for a 5,1 and even 6,1 which go for around 7,1. But, I really was expecting the Mac Pro would be in a more earthly price range. For me, its a partly want and need purchase. I work from home more, I use a lot of VM's and also wanted a system with a lot of open room for potential creative projects in the future. I recently migrated and applied for a scholarship in software development; I was thinking about dabling in video for the first time and I thought this system would be the perfect start to that. I guess, it was not meant to be. Right now, my future upgrade is looking more like next years potential 16 inch MacBook Pro and LG 5K display. Not a bad consolation and still a very expensive setup itself. Maybe when I hit the big 4.0., I'll treat myself to the Mac Pro, but for now, it seems like Apple made a system with intention of gouging and upselling you to more expensive configurations, with an already expensive entry price to start.