Isn't it beautiful? A brand new 17inch Macbook Pro laptop with high resolution screen. All shiny aluminum. It represents new possibilities and long months saving up. The zen-like simplicity of the machine barely hints at the power beneath. 2.5GHz Penryn Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB RAM, Nividia GeForce 8600M GT video card with 512MB of GDDR3 memory, 250GB hard drive. Most desktops aren't that powerful. Pure geek heaven.
Of course it is not just about the computer. There is a pile of boxes big and small on the studio floor. From a back pack to software and an archival A3 printer. It is going to take ages to get this set up but it will be life transforming.
It will run Leopard, XP Pro, and Linux. It has Time Machine. I got CS3, aperture, and iWork. It is like going from a skateboard to a Ferrari.
Meanwhile the pile of gear is beckoning to me, saying come play and explore my treasures, stroke me, run your fingers over my keyboard...