I waited a while before I visited the Apple store closest to me. It was around 14 miles from me-i live in Manhattan. It is the West Nyak store on Palisades drive. I went to store because I wanted to see applications running on the Power Mac G4s and an Ibook. I wanted to see how a music program would run on these machines. So I walked in the Apple store ready for a demonstration only to be disappointed-severely disappointed. The Apple store is no different then the kind of setup they have at Comp USA stores or for that matter sears. It was just a bunch a Apple Machines on display running software that just talked about Apple-how stupid. Apple has to wake up. The point of the Apple stores should be to show people how they can run applications easily-especially the professional markets that use Macs such as the publishing, Music, graphic designers, etc. The apple stores should have sections in the store with machines running these applications with connections to hardware used in thier perspective fields. Let say your into Publishing and graphics. Have a section in the store dedicated to this market. Have all of the product line running those type of applications and have these machines connected to hardware used in these markets. The benefits of this would be incredible for Apple on two ends. First it would allow potential customers to see how Apple Machines run applications and hardware they are looking to purchase. This would give the customer peace of mind when purchasing the product. They would buy without hesitation. Second, it would be a good testing ground for Apple, software and hardware developers that run on Apple software. All conflicts with software and hardware would be reported to Apple and the software and hardware developers. This would help both Apple and the developers that support Apple making everyone happy. What did you think about the Apple store you visited and do you agree with my assesment of the Apple stores and of how the should be opertated. --------------------------------------------- Technology has made my life complicated because now I have no excuses.