A bit of a lengthy post, just as a friendly heads up! I ordered this yesterday morning: 21.5" iMac with GT 650M Fusion Drive Apple Care Magic Trackpad I've been beating myself up over whether or not I should've went with the i7 and 16gb of ram. The thing is, the part of me that wants "the best" is having a hard time convincing the part of me that understands I have a simple work load. This is what I would be doing at any given time, but not all at once: Web Design which consists of using basic text/code editors and running multiple browsers with many tabs and windows open. Additionally, it also encompasses using Pixelmator (the best Photoshop alternative I have worked with yet!) to create small icons and graphics, as well as manipulate and edit larger photos and images. I will also discover an Adobe Illustrator alternative soon that I plan to use for a similar "light" work load - nothing would consist of hundreds of layers. Usual office activities using word processors or spreadsheet type programs (ahem, I mean apps). Although these days Google Docs has everything I could ever want on that front. I still enjoy using iWork though, looking forward to a 2013 edition. Typical web browsing and YouTube watching. Casual gaming consisting of primarily Blizzard titles (World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Starcraft II). Some indie games. Maybe some older games. Basically I don't want to install Windows nor will I be playing the latest and greatest first person shooters or MMO that has textures out the waazoo. Although if the rumors of an Elder Scrolls MMO coming to Mac is true, I will be purchasing it! iTunes as well as bit torrent and the occasional encoding of FLAC files. iPhoto for simple personal photo storage/editing I don't do anything video related. No encoding or decoding (but sometimes I deal with converting FLAC to MP3 or AAC, but not too often). My last powerful machine that did all I could ever want was my PC with an i5 2500k and 8gb of ram and many other bells and whistles in the storage front and GPU department. I want to get the most out of this machine since I do not want to upgrade until it is painfully slow and barely functioning. Tacking on another $400 for power and potential I may never use is tough to justify. The only option that seemed totally worthy was the Fusion Drive as I was originally banking on a pure 256gb option on the higher end 21.5" before it was announced. What are your thoughts, suggestions, comments, or recommendations? I guess I need reassurance that I made the right choice!