No bones about it, I'm shocked that they kept the intro price at under $3K (especially with what I presume will be subject to their normal academic discount policy). I want one so badly, but I'm starting to hit a financial reality. At minimum, without even expanding the PCIe Flash Memory, I'm going to be out $4K if I include a nice monitor like the ACD. Thunderbolt 2 is very compelling, and the reason I was waiting for a Mac Pro was because the iMacs lacked TB2. However they just stuck TB2 on the Macbook Pro models, so an iMac with TB2 cannot be far behind. Since the earliest I'd be getting my next computer is tax return time (February 2014) I'm hoping a new iMac with TB2 will not be too far into the future at that time. Either way, by then we'll likely have word as to what Apple's display plans are. I'm sure they'll have a higher res ACD some time soon, maybe even 4K, but the price I fear may be astronomical, forcing me into the iMac line. Of course, an iMac, with an SSD and TB2, along with whatever new GPU they have in the 2014 version, should be more than enough to run Pro Tools, Logic and Adobe Creative Cloud. But who knows, if Santa is extra nice to me, a Mac Pro may still be a reality. I'll have a better idea of my financial picture after the holidays.