Maybe I'm in the minority, but I like the PPC Macs better than the Intel. Sure, the Intels are faster, but only because they're newer and they're not making new PPC's. Spinning Beachball is a reality on all Macs. The one thing I liked on PPC was the ability to type, click and execute commands from teh future. Those of you who watched a Get a Mac and bought a new pretty little MacBook have no idea about this phenomena. To put it simply, you can't do anything while the beachball is spinning... That is, on an Intel Mac. On a PPC, if it locks up while your typing, it's cool, just keep typing. After the beachball stops spinning your letters will catch up to you. This is just the beginning. Knowing how to manipulate this power takes a little time, but when you got it down you can multi-task like a God. You save the documents, open a new apps, and search the internet all while the ball is spinning! On intel Mac, it feels like the ball is not in my court. The system will lock up when Final Cut is rendering frames and I will bust an +S and when it finally comes back, it does none of the commands I told it to do while the ball was spinning. It's like, my Intel Mac is a stoner and he got real high and forgot what he was doing. (woah, I know kung-fu) My PPC is like my dad. He's a little slower, but he'll always get you in the end.