Well, I finally managed to eliminate the Classic environment from my daily routine. Granted, I don't have nearly as many tasks to do on my Mac as some of you, but it sure feels good not to have to boot up Classic in the background. It was just Quicken 2000 that was holding me back big time. After all the negative comments I've read on Quicken 2004, I decided to still bite the bullet and go for the $60 download. After one day, I can say that I am pleased with the software. i don't plan on using the online banking options, so I probably won't experience most of the crashes, etc. that others have. Photoshop 6 is the only crux for me now. I may do the photo-editing downstairs on my G4, and leave my Pismo pure OS X. I wonder, how many others of you have left OS 9 in the dust?