I have read numerous articles from a Google search, and posts in these forums, but am not sure I understand the best way to transfer data to a new iMac. I have a circa 2010 iMac running Lion, and a current Time Machine Backup on an external hard drive connected by USB. I am purchasing a new iMac and want to transfer data from my old computer. I want my email, pictures, iMovie projects, iPhoto library, and documents to transfer (basically everything), but do no want my old Office for Mac 2011 applications to transfer (although it is not the end of the world if these applications exist on the new machine). I have used Time Machine to restore after a hard drive reformatting, and have been reading about tying the two machines together using Migration Assistant (which I have never used). Some seem to recommend using a Time Machine backup if available. Others seem to suggest Set Up Assistant rather than Migration Assistant. Even Apple's support site isn't entirely clear to me, as to the difference (if any) between these methods and the expected results. I'm no expert, and want the easiest and most reliable way to make sure that my new machine has the data I want to use? What would those on these forums recommend for this transfer, and any good step by step instructions article link would be appreciated. Thanks very much in advance.