I've noticed so many people on this forum criticize others for buying a mac pro... somehow challenging their need for power, etc. or not making "adequate" use of the CPUs. I have news for you--the market for all desktop computers, across all brands is shrinking every year!!! If there are fewer and fewer buyers of the Mac Pro, it will (a) disappear from Apple's lineup completely, and/or (b) get increasingly expensive (like the new upgrades have shown). Developing/offering the Mac Pro ain't cheap! If the economies of scale aren't there, it will become ever more costly until it disappears completely. MORAL: ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BUY ONE!!! So what if they're just fans of the product and won't use all of it. As someone mentioned before, professional drivers aren't the only ones buying Ferraris. Enthusiasts buy them too--or people who are just plain stinkin' rich.