Let's face it, the current low end Mac Pro is an utter joke even more so than it previously was. A week ago, it was a 16 month old product. Today, it is a new product. What has changed? The processor got bumped from 2.66 to 2.8. Even the RAM stayed the same, and.. oh, the HDD standard is now 1TB. It was understandable why the late high end 2009 iMacs outperformed the 2009 low end Mac Pro, but after a simultaneous update, the gap between the low end Mac Pro and high end iMac is even more significant. This isnt a "APPLE IS GOING TO STOP MAKING PRO WORKSTATIONS" thread, but it sure as hell isnt looking like Apple is trying to get people to take the Mac Pro seriously unless they are willing to spend 3500$ or more on it.