Sounds interesting all the equipment:).
Yesterday I followed a free workshop on how to use a camcorder. It came with the HV30. Very handy.
All I use is a 24" white iMac,
Manfrotto Modo (tripod),
M-Audio Audiophile external soundcard (usb),
Tapco Blend (between the M-audio soundcard and soundmonitors),
LaCie Bigdisk extreme+ 2tb Firewire 800 for everything that can be saved and installed externally,
LaCie 500gb usb harddisk for backup purposes (until I reach the 400gb),
LaCie d2 DVDÂ±RW with LightScribe connected through FW400 (mainly because of the iMac usually not ejecting burned cd's/demos consistently with the internal burner/player),
Final Cut Studio,
Music Tech Focus (special edition of a music magazine)
and last but not least lots of MacProVideo Tutorials (saved on and played from the external harddisk). N.E.D. Rocks!!!!!
Of course I'm just getting started. Hope this info is useful for other driven beginners:).