After MUCH deliberation, and reading about iMac issues, doing some complaining myself, and just generally getting irritated, I walked into my local Apple store, read, within 5 minutes of my doorstep, and bought a new iMac! Well, kind of, LOL. I finally decided upon the 24" 2.8 model, and uh, low and behold, they were out of stock! This was actually a good thing though, as I DID order it while in the store. I say a good thing, as it made me realize it was better to order the 2.4, upgrade to 2.8, upgrade to the 500GB drive, keep the 1GB ram, and pay $150 less than I would have at the store itself. (Basically, by the thing being out of stock, it saved me money, and yes, I already have 4GB of ram sitting here on the desk waiting to be installed) I also picked up a 1TB WD external drive to go along with it, which is also now sitting here. Oh, one last thing. I hate the fact that I can't remember the sale guys name. He was great - and even, for the first time, drum roll please, acknowledged the possible freezing issues, although he did state he has seen very few direct reports in store of it. Here's hoping. Apple site says it COULD ship as early as tomorrow which would be AWESOME!!!!!!!! Oh yeah, and the same great guy scored me a Leopard release day T-shirt. Let's here it for the Lehigh Valley Apple Store!!!!!!!!