First off, let me say that I can understand why people would be pissed at Apple. But seeing as A)I've got a matte external for any color work and B) I'm currently running this off a 2Ghz (single core, mind you) 5 year old Compaq that has no hard drive space left and a Radeon 9800 Pro that I added in like three years ago, I have no reason to complain. I figured with all of the "What was Apple thinking?" threads, we might as well have ONE where people can post about their new purchase. Personally, I went for the whole thing, 2.8 Ghz, 320 GB 7200 RPM drive (SSDs don't even register on my radar), so the performance boost from this old box should be enormous. I used the ADC store so it didn't take the hit as fast, though it's down with the rest of them now. Total came to about $2440. How about you?