First let me say that I am as excited as anyone about the pending release of Leopard. I love new stuff and pretty screen savers etc. I am very anxious to see what the final cut of Leopard actually looks like. But having said that, what will it actually change what I do on my computer? My images will not look any better than they can look now with the available software. I won't be able to email any faster or better, the internet will look the same and I can still recover from a loss if I have backed up properly. OS 10.4.x is about as good as it can be at this point with most of the major problems resolved. 10.5 begins a new cycle of release and fix and release and fix cycles. So other than some nice graphics, perhaps some things appearing a few nano seconds faster on screen and a bridge to future major changes, what will be the net gain of OS 10.5? I am pretty impetuous and will probably jump in very quickly to upgrade and get the newer prettier OS, but I hope to hold out at least for a month or two before jumping in to prevent the inevitable problems with a 1st generation software release. Does this qualify for the saying "be careful what you ask for"? Please don't take this too seriously, since it is obvious that change is inevitable and progress must occur. Again, I get it but is this really as big as we have made it in these forums or is it just something we want to distract us from the boredom of our day to day routine existence?