Yeah, same here, waiting for price drops to hopefully get the 8 core. Thats the big question, will they keep the prices and just make the 12 cores that much moreexpensive? or will they drop the prices? the ipad are a lot cheaper than i thought they were gonna be (and cheaper than the would have been in a better economy). but does that mean they will head in the same direction and make the mac pros cheaper? CMON APPLE! THROW ME A FRIGEN BONE HERE!!!