I'm not a Mac user, but am needing one for more than a basic Garage Band home set up. I went to a Mac store in Los Angeles and was underwhelmed by the help (it IS Christmas so it was wall to wall people). I'll be using Pro Logic Studio 8 and Final Cut Studio but need the collective Mac users experience to tell me what would be the best Mac with upgrades to efficiently run, amongst other programs, the music and movie software. Would I be able to get by with an iMac or a MacBook Pro versus the Pro desktop? Thanks a bunch.