I will start by saying I am a graphic designer who is 25, been at it for a while, but only now graduating in May from school. I already have a job at an advertising & marketing firm and I def. use the hell out of my machines every day. So my dad has approached me with this idea... He wants me to give my mom my 2 year old PB g4 15 in w/ 2gb of ram for xmas. She has never used a mac before and is an illustrator. She has been doing it for 35 years. It's time for her to go digital. (at least some). She currently uses a PC that I built for her with spare parts I had around. about a year and a half ago. She hates it. She hates windows, it confuses her (go figure). He wants to "help me buy" or "buy me" a macbook pro. He has said both of those things, so i'm not sure of his exact idea. Today he asked me if there was anything that would make this "not a good time to buy a macbook pro?" as in if there are any upcoming upgrades on the machines in the near future. Thats my question i guess. How long, if at all, should I wait to take him up on this. He was thinking xmas time, but I don't know that there would be another revision on MBP's by then. I have heard of a new intel mobile processor coming that is mfg. on smaller process, but thats not till 2008, this won't wait that long. I decided to post here to ask the experts. Thanks and let the advice fly!