I have been reading a little about the mac pro. It seems anytime someone asks if the mac pro is right for them, people usually respond that the higher end imac is just as fast as the mac pro, or that the mac pro is over priced. I am considering the mac pro for a couple of reasons: 1. My wife is a professional photographer, and currently uses a mac mini (last revision) + 24" Apple Cinema - I already have a monitor. 2. We are tired of external drives, and the pictures have filled up a 1tb pretty quickly - We would love having a raid setup to back everything up. 3. We would like the power, but mostly for photoshop, home videos, and goofing off with logic pro - the mac mini works, but my wife will automate 50 raw photos at a time, and processing pictures can take a lot of time. I guess another alternative would be to sell the 24" cinema which I got new for a smokin deal, and buy an imac with a raid external hardrive system like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002QID2NG Or get a mac pro when they give them an upgrade in the coming months. I would probably get a lower end configuration and install a bunch of hard drives and a bunch of ram. Quick side question- right now can you only install 4tb of hard drives in a mac pro? It seems I read that each bay only accepts 1tb. Thanks!