The hard drive on my iMac died, it would have cost $300 to fix. So instead I went on eBay and got a G4 Mac mini for $500 including shipping. I could have gotten a new Intel Mac mini for a little more money, about $100 more. I thought about it for a while but the mini is just a replacement for what I had before, not really what I want. So cheaper is better. I really want one of new MacBook Pro laptops, but that’s more money than I want to spend.
Another reason I went with the G4 mini instead of Intel is that I know all my current stuff will work. Until all the software I use runs natively on Intel I’ll stick with the G4.