SSD's seem to be the hot topic amongst the mac pro and MacBook Pro communities at the moment and the best upgrade to speed up our Macs. What I'm faling to understand and please someone put me straight is what exactly in the real world (no benchmarks please) do they speed up? I read reports of boot times cut to a quarter of the usual time and applications launching super quickly but who apart from the obsessive, who really cares about that stuff? I open the handful of apps and they are then open all day until I shut down at the end of the day. My Mac Pro is used in a photography studio and has 16GB of memory on offer and fast regular HDs. On average I may work on an image for 1-2 hour before I move to the next shot and the only time/speed increase I'll get is when I hit save. Possibly save me 30 seconds per 1-2 hours work? Am I working in the wrong sector to appreciate this technology?