Here is my current situation with the mac pro. My initial plans were to the system as a monster workstation for coding (php), minor web-design, vmware, and other web related work using (transmute, textmate, coda, and etc..). But what I noticed is that I rarely breaking the 2-3GB barrier and the processor speed only goes so far for the current programs I use as I've never use any video or sound editing programs. The dilemma is if I should keep this system due to it's stability and power (obivously) or sell it for $3000 cash (friend) and purchase a new MBP for portability and power for my current usage quota? BTW, my mac pro setup is: 8-core 2.8 10GB Memory 820GB HDD ACD 30' I know this same topic has been hovering around this section for quite a while from confused Mac Pro owners but since the new MBP's launched, I wonder if I should take the risk of purchasing a MBP and receiving something defective.