Normally I wouldn't answer a question like that, but seeing as how it was your first post I suppose you deserve some slack.
First off, you are obviously aware of the trade between getting a new machine now (and thus increasing your productivity now) vs. getting a slightly more productive machine in a few months. Which scenario makes for you depends on what you use your computer for and whether that extra productivity will help you to earn more money, gain extra time for other important activities, etc.
In effect, not even you -- the most qualified commentator in this case -- can't answer the question unequivocally because you don't know to what extent a new computer will save you time. 5 minutes a day? 2 hours a day? You won't actually know until you get it and make the comparison.
So, to wait or not to wait? [You should] consider waiting until summer for two things: Jaguar (the next OS X update) and the next batch of Power Macs. The first potential boon is that Jaguar will be as good as everyone says, and thus speed up many sluggish operations ~10% to 12%. That could make all the difference for you. If not, then you may need to upgrade. My final advice to you then, is this:
If you use your computer for work and it is really hindering your ability to get work done in a reasonable timeframe each day, upgrade now - it will probably be worth it.
If you use your computer for work but the speed is bearable and doesn't hinder your ability to meet deadlines, then wait till summer.
If you use your computer for personal uses, wait.
[ 04-30-2002: Message edited by: Moogs ]</p>