Warning, hundreds of miles of post here, read only if you're totally bored. I have no idea if I am a prosumer, consumer, pro user or whatever. I am a student currently working on an iBook g4 with 512 RAM. My original intentions was to sell this baby and buy a MBP next spring but I am getting more and more uncertain as time goes by and I keep using more and more applications and small 'makes your workflow work better'-widgets. When I work (and I mean work, like really work), my iBook is hooked up to my external display and running Mail, Safari, Firefox, iCal, MS Word + Powerpoint, Timbuktu Pro (so I can see how websites look on my Windoze machine's IE), IntelliJ, OmniGraffle, Photoshop + InDesign (cs1 still), iTunes, QuickSilver, lots o' windows of BB-edit, Transmit, Adium, TexShop and some other stuff I don't remember. All at the same time mind you since I am a multitasking maniac! This is the stationary side of things, when I really cook it up a nudge. When I am using the laptop as a laptop, it's usually for taking notes with TextEdit, Mail, iCal and Safari and the occasional OmniGraffle/Photoshop as needed. I really enjoy the portability everywhere I go, thus I cannot live without it and carry my Book everywhere I go. My dilemma goes to where I am afraid that the MBP will be too clumsy albeit beautiful (don't forget it's a babe magnet) carrying around all day, hot (just like the MB) to be comfortably working on without external Keyboard and Mouse. Do I qualify for the Mac Pro? I was thinking about buying such a beast thus saving a bit more up for it. Since I already have a great display, I just don't think it would be wise to go for the iMac (it should at least be a 24" so I can game on it, that's my second woe), since I really would like the upgradeability option, and if I did go with a desktop, it should replace my old windoze machine for gaming on. I don't want to be dualbooting on two partitions, so it would be nice having a windoze HD (and then Parallels for easy multitasking for that annoying IE). Since money both is and is not an issue (I can just wait for saving up, but I don't want to go down the Mac Pro + MBP road) I cannot seem to find out if I should just upgrade my RAM on my iBook and buy a desktop, thus still having portability on the go (although a crappy low-end display resolution), and then power back home. I could also prepare it for sale and buy a MBP and ignoring the extra weight (darn my backpack will be heavy). It just annoys me that the same amount of money spent on a MBP could be used buying a Mac Pro and getting a million times better machine!! ARGH! As you can tell if I have not bored you to death yet, I have a lot of pros and cons about pretty much every possibility. Adding on top of things, I also have design issues, since I don't want to be buying say, a white iPod and then ending up with a MBP, that's just not right if you follow my drift I am currently leaning towards buying a Mac Pro, keeping my iBook, buying a MacBook to replace it and when that becomes obsolete, sell it to my GF (read lend) buy a MBP and then I will be bankrupt (but at least materialistically happy). End of thoughtflow, you may judge me now.