The exact words were written as well as spoken when the last CPU change was made. But if you must stick with the PowerPC, take my word that if you wait a year, you can find them for very cheap. Did you live through the last change?
With the release of the new Macbook Pro with Intel Core Duo tech, many people are saying that you have to use software that is intergrated to use the new Intel processor to unvail it's full potential. The Macbook Pro is around the same price as a 15-powerbook, but you get the extras on the MBP. Is it worth the plunge, or would it be better to get a 15 inch powerbook?