Here's something I've never quite understood... In recent years, people are constantly expecting Apple to turn around at the last second, and blow away everyone's expectations. To my knowledge, it's never happened in reality, or in the never-satisfied world of Mac message boards. Remember when OSX 10.1 was about to come out? What was the buzz at the moment? Apple had a secret build of 10.1 that was WAY ahead of the one that was seeded as the golden master, and they were REALLY going to release that one, not the slower 10.1. And which one got released? Yep, the one that got seeded a couple of weeks before. The boring old 10.1, not a super secret one. Apple's pro line is the latest in a line of unrealistic expectations. People scream and cry for new advancements in technology, and they're so certain that they're right around the corner. But why? Let's examine the hype, and put it through the reality ringer. Here's a simple one. Processor speed. The G5 IS DEFINATELY coming out this January. Remember? It was in the cards, right? There were no real indications that it would happen, yet it was the biggest buzz out there. Here's my question: The computer industry is at a virtual stand still. One of the main reasons is that computers' processors far exceed the needs of most users now. Out of 100 probable pro-line Mac users, I'd venture to wager that 2 out of those 100 actually need a 1.6GHz G5 under the hood. For the rest (including myself) it's just overkill. And why market $3,500 computers in the current economy? It's not worth it right now. Focus on the iMac and consumers. The pros are already leaving anyway. Another thing. Firewire2, and ATA133 hard disk interfaces. When was the last time your Firewire bus got so bogged down that you thought to yourself "damn, I wish there was a faster bus." And ATA133? For what, all of the 133MB/s IDE hard drives out there? Why push the disk bus faster and faster, when IDE disks are still cranking out 30MB/s under ideal conditions? Discuss!