Like everyone else, I was happy to see the M1710 released. Then like many others, I got sticker shock when I saw the price. Was that $2600 to start? A decently configged system would easily top $3000 and maybe even hit $4000!!!!! I could buy one if I wanted, but it just isn't worth the money. I'm sure there are some geeks out there who must have the latest and greatest when it's released. Too bad you pay a hefty premium for the pleasure.