The cost of using iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD and, sometimes, iTunes, is the incredible amount of time it takes to do the simplest thing. OK, maybe they aren't simple things, but I have Final Cut Pro 3 and it does amazing things on my 800Mhz 17" iMac and the interface and response is snappy as anything. Obviously I paid a lot, even at educational price, for this software - so am I paying for programmers who know how to make software that doesn't grind to a halt every few seconds? Are the iApps programmed by the 'B team'? The sad thing is that Movie Maker 2 seems to have overtaken iMovie 3 - it does it all, and without the pauses and beachballs. I'd rather use FCP than either, but sadly my upgrade to the amazing version 4 will actually cost me (or my school - fat chance!) more than the original eduactional price for FCP3. FCP3 is not perfect, and it is sad to be cut out of the development. I wouldn't use anything other than a Mac, but perhaps if they completed simple instructions and tasks a bit quicker Apple would sell more hardware and wouldn't be trying to rake in the profits by killing software competition and charging outrageous prices for upgrades. OK, I admit it, I'm peeved.