No, the new Mac Pro is not for the vast majority of people. It's not like the previous one, where you could just buy it if you were semi pro or just a rich consumer who liked power. The trash can was a high end, but limited computer. It could be configured to be quite powerful, but the power was not unlimited. This thing is not like a nice expensive, luxury car like other Apple computers that you can dream of buying one day when you get rich. This is like an excavator: you would never want one, and you don't need one. But companies out there can't live without it, and the world is built using tools like it. The problem with the old design was that it was not a top of the line machine. If you were a production house with dozens of skilled employees churning out high-end film editing, VFX, grading or anything on an industrial level, there was simply no Mac for you. You could not do that on the trash can. You simply had to get a different brand of computer, and switch to Windows. The new Mac Pro is here to fill that void. It's not simply for professionals, it's for industry production houses. If you do hardcore color grading or video editing at home and make money off of it, the Mac Pro is still not for you. It's for your employer who can treat it as an investment, just like they may buy a DCP projector or calibrated reference monitors from Flanders Scientific or Sony. Those things cost as much as the building itself, but it's the only way to produce that type of content. So with the trash can, companies complained that "There simply isn't a Mac in existence powerful enough to do what we need." Now, that is no longer the case. There is no practical or theoretical ceiling on how powerful a Mac can be. Now even the most hardcore workflow can be done on a Mac. This means that large production houses can invest in Macs and not have to switch to other platforms. Now high-end cinema and advertising productions can be made on a Mac. I know production houses that still use the old cheese grater linked up to DCP projectors, and it's still far more powerful than the trash can, because it could be upgraded. Now they can finally upgrade to another Mac, and for them, the price is nothing. It's the price of a bulb or two for their projector. I think Apple wants everyone at home to use an all-in one, reserving the tower entirely for production houses. They have the iMac Pro, and they don't want anything to compete with that. Before, they made towers for the average pro, but for whatever reason they decided they don't want to do that. Maybe they never sold that well. Maybe those who bought them were happily willing to pay more for more power. The Mac Pro, as we knew it, is gone. This is more like a server, in the sense that you'd never want to have one at home. Except maybe to grate, like, a lot of cheese.