I finally placed my order last night for a new 20" iMac! Happy Birthday to me!! I custom ordered it from the online Apple store with the 256MB AT X1600, 2GB RAM, and the wireless KB and Mighty Mouse. I also took advantage of the $99 Final Cut Express deal. Can't beat that! I also get a 6% discount on Apple products since I work for a partner company, so that kind of negates the 6% sales tax in CT. I'm pretty excited to get this thing. Should be here in a week or so. I've been planning the switch to a Mac for quite some time now. I also ordered Parallels with it and plan to run an XP build for work. I work from home and use a company supplied laptop hooked up to my 20" widescreen, but with the iMac, I won't be able to run a KVM switch. I figured I would just use XP on Parallels to do the work and just use the laptop when I really need to. As for my own personal use, I am going to do the best I can to completely avoid any Windows based apps on Parallels. A couple of sticking points... Stamps.com has no Mac version, but I might just dump them anyway. I hardly use it and they whack me $7.99 a month just for the service. I currently use Quicken Premier 2005 and I've heard that the Quicken Mac 2007 kind of blows, so I'm not sure what I'll do. I may switch to iBank or Jumsoft's Money2. I tried the Windows version of MoneyDance and while it works, it's kind of clunky. I also use Quicken Bill Pay, so that functionality may be lost if I don't stick with Quicken, but I could just switch to using my bank's online bill payment and then just manually enter the entries in the register. Plus, my bank's bill pay is free versus the $9.95 a month for QBP. Also, looking to get Roxio's Toast 8 Titanium (for DVD copying/burning and the TivoToGo) and Econ's ChronoSync 3.3 for syncing files to an external drive. I'm kind of bummed that Messenger for Mac doesn't support video since I use the webcam a lot with my friends and family who all use Windows Live Messenger. I may have to get them to go with AIM or Skype instead.