Hey guys, I just got a new 2011 27" i7 iMac. The display is beautiful, and I'm sure it is plenty fast and will last for years, but right now in my limited use it doesn't seem as fast I was expecting. I was wondering if there are certain apps that maybe don't take advantage of the Sandy Bridge speed or something. This computer replaces my 2006 iMac Core Duo, so I was expecting the new iMac to be something like 4 times faster (based on benchmarks), but so far I haven't noticed that kind of speed increase. iMovie still takes about 30 seconds to load in video clips, and iPhoto's "rebuild database" process took over 1/2 hour to run, maybe even closer to an hour. While it was running, everything slowed way, way down, even though only one core was saturated, so I'm wondering if the hard drive is the bottleneck. Anyway, for those of you who bought a new Mac, were you satisfied with the speed? Did certain types of operations "show off" the Mac's speed more than others? In summary, I guess I thought it would be "blazing" but instead it's merely " pretty fast". Thanks for your thoughts.