Hi, Since I came back to the Mac around ten years ago I've always owned one of Apple's 'pro' systems. From a G4 PowerMac, a G5 PowerMac through to my current Mac Pro. However, I'm unlikely to move from my current four-year old Mac Pro to the new one - which is disappointing since there's nothing else in Apple's current range in Europe which would provide a significant increase in performance. My issue with the next-gen Mac Pro is that it's target audience seems to be a subset of 'pro' users - namely those who demand stellar GPU performance. I realise that I may be a niche user however I've very successfully used my current Mac Pro for Windows development. For example, it's allowed me to virtualise an entire network of Windows servers in a single machine. I care about CPU and storage performance. I don't really care about GPU performance. The next-gen Mac Pro's bill-of-materials seems to include two high-end GPUs which are likely to contribute in large part towards its selling price. This is unfortunate and I don't really want to spend a large chunk of money on hardware which I'd never use. Apple's conception of a 'workstation' seems to be focussed on graphics or video professionals. It seems to have abandoned those who care mostly about CPU performance and expandability. Just my tuppence. Julian.