My friends and lovers. I sweated over this decision for several days but ended up upgrading to the higher end. Who knows if I'll ever use all those horses, but hopefully it bought me a few more months before I need to upgrade again.
Thank you so much for the overwhelming response. We love you, goodnight!
You'll appreciate the i7. There aren't a lot of multi-core applications out there, but at just a cursory glance to my taskbar I'm running 5 things concurrently. Checking my processor utilization, I've got 4 cores working hard.