I for one LOVE it.
I don't mind using an TB to PCI-E convertor.
The only reason I use these is to access my external S-ATA drives (E-Sata cards).
You know Frank, if you want a two piece tower computer that's great. I don't see why it needs to exist given the fact a hopped up I mac could do the same and you'd just need one case and a few thousand less out of your checking account.
The thing I don't get is why is Apple has become so my way or the highway?
This was a company that thought different, (or said they did) and fought IBM/microsoft to offer flexibility and longetivity, but today they're more locked down than any device any company could have dreamed of and are down to the 18 months and out the door planned upgrade system.
I'm totally invested in Apple equipment, with powerbooks, towers and Imacs (not including pads, phones) we've got at least a dozen working Apple computers and heck, I've got old G4 computers in storage that have more flexibility than this machine.
Honestly First final cut X, Aperture, then the desktop flower vase?
Really Frank, do you honestly think Apple is producing equipment for the professional imaging market anymore?
Have you bought an Apple monitor in the last few years? Every Apple monitor I own looks like somebody poured grey water in them and let it bake in the corners.
I just bought a 30" dell monitor that may not be pretty, but is honestly 75% more functional and stable than the Apple monitors.
Today, I don't know anyone producing high end work that hasn't had very hard thoughts about moving their main machines to PC boxes.
Keep in mind this is a company whose operating profit is over 70% vested in phones and yes they make pretty stuff, but IMO this is nothing but the cube with more plugs.
It'll look good on a Herman Miller desk, but in the real world . . . well.
I hope I'm 100% wrong, but I don't think so.