Desktop Mac: What to buy 'til intel...
Many people - if my inbox can be trusted - have a problem right now with deciding what desktop Mac to buy (if any) until the intel Macs arrive. Some are still using the aquamarine PowerMac G3s, others are using early PowerMac G4s. They feel that investing in a new PowerMac G5 would be money invested into the 'wrong' platform. And while Apple will certainly support the G5 processor line for at least five years, I guess their fear is in part correct.
My tip for those people: Mac mini and 20" or 23" Apple display. The Mac mini is a decent performer (and certainly much faster than the old G3s and early G4s), keeps its price (you can probably sell those for 300-400 USD after a year, whereas the G5 PowerMacs lose much more!) and can cheaply be replaced by another Mac mini (probably intel already in 2006) or a PowerMac with intel processor once they arrive in 2007.
This way, you get a really cool workstation now - and you have a safe plan for the future as well. The display will still be good - regardless of Apple's moves in processor architecture - in a few years.