I was just looking over the new Mac Pro specs and I'm shaking my head a little. For a $2,999 the base model Mac Pro gets you a quad-core 3.7GHz Intel Xeon processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and AMD D300 FirePro graphics. Two points of commonality with current-gen consumer Mac systems are the faster PCIe style SSD storage, and a Wi-Fi antenna using the latest 802.11ac standard. In addition there are six Thunderbolt 2 ports that can power up to three simultaneous 4K displays, including one from a built-in HDMI output. What's weird is that this powerful machine looks like a small waste paper basket next to the monitor: My concerns are, besides cost which always prices me out of the Mac market, is the lack of user upgrade options and all of that computer circuitry running in such a small container. Frankly, there isn't a Mac desktop for the enthusiast or hobbyist since these new machines are targeted for professionals. There is the cool factor in the shape but really for graphic and video editors is that more important than upgradeability and longevity? Apple lost me with this one much the same way Microsoft lost me with Windows 8.