The nMP has been out for a year and a half and, to my eyes, the flood of Thunderbolt accessories has yet to materialize. Sure, there's storage options out there, but not as much as I expected based on past tech advances. And I'm not seeing much in the way of other Thunderbolt-based accessories (monitors, pcie enclosures etc.) Additionally, in the past when a new technology was introduced and third party options started flooding in, competition tended to lower the prices. I'm not seeing that either. Maybe I haven't been looking in the right places, which is entirely possible (I'm not in the market for Thunderbolt stuff since I don't have a nMP) but it seems Thunderbolt does not seem to be living up to (my) expectations. In particular, the price drop was one aspect that I've been waiting for that would make the nMP more appealing. To me all of this argues against the long-term adoption of Thunderbolt and/or the new Mac Pro itself, and makes me reluctant to step on board. When it comes time in the next year or so to upgrade my 2008 model, I might instead look around for a used 2012 rather than the nMP, since TB options are few and prices are steep. That way, I can save money and keep my existing peripherals. With full acknowledgment that I'm probably terribly wrong, I'd like to know what others more knowledgeable than I think about this.