I have been reading many posts on the forums since April or so when I was doing my research on my iPhone 3G before purchasing, but have yet to make any posts. I think, now that I am about to drop 2 grand, I need a small piece of advice. I have been a Windows user for about 15 years, but lately, I have been getting more and more fed up with it, and I think the anoying things I have been having with outlook is the straw that broke the back. Here's what I need advice on: I have already decided that I am going to purchase a 13" Macbook, but I can't decide when. Should I purchase pre or post MacWorld 2009? Do you think there there will be any reason to wait until after MacWorld 2009? As in, OS X 10.6 probalby will not be released will it? The delima is that I am in Veterinary school, and I start back on January 5. Since I am new to OS X, I wanted a week or so to really get the hang of it, as I will not have time to mess around with it much when school is in session -- having 26 hours a semester makes that difficult. Also, does anyone have any particular "How To" articles concerning Mac OS X that they find particularly useful? I have a few, but I didn't know if there were better ones out there. I currently have: - Mac Switchers Guide from NotebookReview.com - Leopard Tips and Hints from MacRumors.com Also, can anyone justify dropping $600 on the SSD drive? Is it really worth it? I know eventually, they will drop to a few hundred, but I don't want to wait until mid 2009 to purchase. For a while, I was planning on getting the SSD, but recently, I could not justify the price. The configuration I plan on purchasing: 13" Macbook - 2.4 GHz Processor - 4 GB ram - 250 GB HDD - HP C4580 Wireless Printer Any other suggestions? Thanks guys.