You know the story. Tired of waiting for the 'promised' MacPro, and all the minor drama that surrounds the next gen tower. My 2005 G5 is finally showing its age and I'd feel comfortable getting into another machine. So, based on my usual workflow and existing hardware, I thought I'd ask the masses for a recommendation. I'm using Photoshop almost exclusively, sometimes with Illustrator or a similar image software simultaneously (up to 3 image apps open). I usually have Firefox and iTunes open with Mail. Individually, not a large number of apps open, but you can see there's a lot going on already. In Photoshop, I usually work with files less than 50MB, and no more than 30 layers in the largest files. I'm not making billboards or photo-quality print media, just sketching and illustration. Though I might have five or six files open at any given time for cut-and-paste. I already have a good color-correct HP 24" monitor (low glare) and a Cintiq sketch tablet for a dual-screen workspace. I also have an external LaCie professional drive for backup, FW800. Now, the question is basically 'is an iMac i7 enough of a machine for me'? I see there is a 2.93 i7 available as well as an option for an SSD which may be nice. A bit more ram for open apps and I think I'm good to go. Though I don't 'need' a monitor, I am questioning if the iMac might be enough for my workload needs. I don't see the type of quantity of work rising that dramatically in the near term. The other option is 'easy'. MacPro 2.93 (or higher) with extra ram, and possibly some minor detail I'm missing right now. I just don't like the waiting game Apple has us going through right now. The G5 has been (and is) a faithful machine. I just see room for improvement and needing to pull the trigger on a new machine with a month. Thanks for any pointers or suggestions.