I'm a first time Mac-Buyer and as part of my preparation for buying a new Imac (24 inches! ) later today I've been checking out the various forums for recommendations and suggestions. For the most part they've been very helpful - enabled me to narrow down my choices for hardware, options and other items (Thanks all!). One area I'm having problems with is software - even though I've done some extensive reading of the various software recommendation threads, I've found myself overwhelmed since in some cases I find that I don't know what I might need or what programs do (for example, the Torrent software). Anyway, I know that on the very basic level I'll need some sort of Word Processing software. The reviews I've seen about Office seem mixed at best and I'm not very familiar with either IWork (?) or NeoOffice. Any thoughts or suggestions?