Hi guys, I'm new here, but I've been a reader for the last 3/4 months. I'm waiting on the 2012 iMac release, be it a complete re-design, or just a minor evolution. I wouldn't use it for design, or gaming. I'd mostly use it for watching mkv movies, downloading files, internet browsing, and being smug. Oh also Office, for word and excel. Firstly and most importantly, when I buy my first iMac, would it be a good idea to spec it up to the max? (apart from the ram, which I would get from crucial). I'm contemplating specing up as I would like to keep it for pretty much 4 years, no less, no more, and would want it to be useful towards the end of its life with me. Secondly, and I'm getting quite near the end now. Feb, March, April??..... May???? :/ When Ivy is released, does that mean that apple will dispatch the same day? Last of all, roughly what would it be worth in 4 years time. (presuming its not damaged in any way) Well, didn't expect to write that much. Thanks if you took the time to read this, and please if you can give any advice, I will be greatful.