Hi all, thanks for stopping by. So, I decided I want to try a Mac (even though I just installed the W8 .iso on my fiances machine today and it looks great) and after some consideration and a quick glance in my wallet, I decided that I wanted to try and go with a PM, because they seem very practical for everyday use, and for a student (not in a computing major). Having said that, I was hoping some of you experienced with PM's can help me out. I have scoped some G5's and they seem nice and very up-gradable. I imagine with a nice SSD to boot the OS from they would fly around pretty nice. I am really interested in the G4 Cube, but, it seems that its not a very good computer. So what do you vets say? Which PM is most reliable? Which one is a good balance of power and price? What about connectivity? Which ones are the best for upgrading? I want to thank you all in advance and should this go through as planned, I will definitely be posting thoughts and impressions as well as upgrade synopsis as time goes on. Either way, I hope it's okay that another person wants to get in on these beautiful machines and that someone can help guide me into a wise purchasing decision. Thank you.