So in reading all of these quadcoregate threads there seems to be a common er, thread, that the main justification for having a quad core is the necessity for VMs, server needs, and content creation/transcoding? Non-sarcastically, why don't you guys move to a PC for that work? If price/performance on hardware is your biggest concern and now knowing that the Mac Mini can no longer suit your needs, wouldn't it be simpler just to build a desktop Core i5/i7 system and call it good? For the $800ish cost of a 2012 Quad, you could build a core-dense memory-dense machine that'd run circles around a mobile quad core system. I'm not in the industry but I feel like the only "Mac only" software would be Final Cut, so I feel like everything else could be done on a cheaper/faster PC pretty easily. I also feel like most of you aren't in it for the low power and high build quality (2 of the areas where Apple justifies its higher prices).