Not anti-Mac, but the time seems right for me to buy a Mac. I've weighed the options, and I'll likely go with the PowerMac dual 1.8 - over the AMD Athlon64 I would have built for myself - betting on software vendors putting the two procs to good use in their software. I was hoping, however, that someone might point me in the right direction or outright correct me for the following issues: 1. Does anyone have anything good to say about Intuit's Quicken for Mac? I've read plenty of bad things. I'm not surprised considering I stopped using Quicken and TurboTax because of Intuit's crappy product development and customer service. 2. Does anyone who has used Trillian on Windows know of a comparable product? They really got integrated IM right, in my eyes. 3. Is there a comprehensive hardware compatibility list somewhere so I can check my peripherals? Mostly, I'm wondering about my scanner, which is pretty old (HP ScanJet 4100C) but very serviceable. 4. What kind of pricing scheme does Apple generally do for OS upgrades? If Tiger is released weeks after I buy, how much will it cost to upgrade the OS on the machine I buy, based on history? Thank you in advance for any assistance.