Yep... as Tom Petty sang, the waiting is the hardest part. The M.I. industry certainly has some development work cut out for them: true 64-bit apps, PCI-X audio cards, etc. It'll be awhile before DAW studios based on G5's are a regular thing.
Native processing has certainly taken a big leap with the introduction of the Apple G5
. Its sneakers may have just left the pavement, but it'll be very interesting to watch where they land in the next year or so.