The g/f asked me what I wanted for Christmas a couple of weeks back and today she comes over with a package. Opened it up and whaddaya know! Catalyst 1924! This thing is a BAD FUCKING ASS piece of hardware. Not only that, I now have everything I need to get rolling with my CCNA studies. Sure, I could have gotten network simulators, but I prefer actual hardware I can put my hands on. Also has the great plus of having all these goodies after I pass my exams. I'm a hardware freak.