After doing some serious research on the web, it took me a day just to properly research what kind of video card I wanted what with trawling through all the half baked opinions and 'I've heard', etc that are out there, (the vast majority of them were wrong to the tune of $150 more expensive than they needed to be), it has become pretty obvious that in these days of serious digital photography, and large megapixel cameras, that there is a serious gap of information availible to the digital photographer.
Most, the vast majority, of reviews and articles are talking to computer people by computer people. There is almost nothing for the higher end digital photographer needing a computer system, from the 20D weekend shooter to the wedding photographer to the studio shooting serious amounts with serious med format backs.
The needs of these photographers are far different to the gamer, the movie watcher, the accountant, etc. They concentrate on processer, ram and storage options, they involve knowledgable information about screens for 2D editing and calibration, dual monitor setups are more necessary and useful.
It would be very useful if some serious articles would be written, maybe by two authors concentrating solely on MAC or PC but not both (i.e. not to confuse those 'locked' for whatever reason into one system) and giving some well informed up to date and knowledgable pointers for those looking for a photo editing system for their level of photography, both desktop and laptop.
Michael, would you be interested in hosting such articles if people were to write them? You seem to know all the top people in the industry, I'm sure such an article/s written by you (are you up to date with PC?) one of your Photoshop gurus would be most appreciated.