Clearly this update is a spit in the face to Pro users, so why would Apple do it? Here's my thoughts: 1. They want to kill the Mac Pro off slowly - this release has been pathetic, so in a years time anyone who cares would have switched away, so that way when they drop it there won't be many left to complain. 2. Some sort of weird strategy of making a terrible update, then releasing something awesome in a couple months or next year. Can't understand why they would do that, if they're planning an update in the next couple months they wouldn't have updated, and I hope they don't think pro users will hang around a year for a proper update. 3. They're stupid Now I don't think it's (3), as we all know Apple is quite a smart company. (2) seems unreasonable, they know they've already tested pro users' patience, so expecting them to hang around for a year is foolish. In my mind, it's probably (1). Seems cruel. Thoughts? I'm a bit concerned about Apple as a whole, as I always figured that the Mac Pros were the backbone of the company, doing all the behind the scenes hard work. It will be.. interesting to see the impact this has on the Apple community. Also I've come to really like the OS X platform, and with me getting into IT and software development, OS X has previously been my choice platform, but I guess I now really need to become diverse, objective, and never wholly focused on a single platform. Though Windows annoys me with their attitude of assumed market dominance and high prices. I suppose I need to start learning Linux.