I started out with apple when I switched from being a hardcore PC (windows/linux nerd) that builds and modifies the shi* out of computers. Well.. I bought mac. First one was a blue and white G3 tower... was forever ago.. it still runs as a 24/7 server goin with tiger... LOVE the machine. Absolutely awesome ! No problems!! Perfect. got my G4 (digital Audio version tower)..... Also awesome. Love the machine to death and pushed it to it's limits and all my buddies were jealous because I could rip DVD's and encode video 4 times faster than their P4 notebooks could ever do... never caused my any problems... ever... Perfect. Got my 12" Powerbook G4 a couple years ago... put it through HELL every single day... bashed it around in a backpack, dropped it several times, friends spilling their shasta across the room splashing all over it... i maintained it well though, always cleaned it when it needed it, kept the hard drive filesystem cleaned up along with permissions, etc... Ran tiger on it for a year... loved that machine to death also. Zero issues... maybe some little dumb networking issues here and there.. nothing serious, and definitely not comparable problems to any pc laptop running windows when managing wireless networks and network shares. Pretty much perfect... Sold it and my 20" dell monitor January of 2007 and got a 2.16ghz Macbook Pro... I'm not a year into using my macbook pro... I have loved it... but I wish I could have been loving this one as much as my previous computers.... There's been many times I question myself "is this really a mac?... i mean come on.." I'm just not *feelin* the apple-ness of my macbook Pro. In the beginning while running tiger, i had a few issues with it, shutting down and starting up issues, keyboard issues, other things... but it was all eventually fixed with a software update/firmware update. Loved it for a while.. Installed leopard... Still lovin' it... but looking down on apple a little bit when it comes to reliability of the software. The creativity in their software seems to be falling downhill and the "It just freakin works" part of their software just seems to be falling down a well and they need to get it in gear and pull it back up.. I've never seen so many hardware/software updates on the apple updater app in such a short period of time before... I've never seen garageband start up with so many issues all the time, i've never had to restart safari several times over and over again to get flash player plugin to launch, never had to struggle and GIVE UP in a new release of iMovie before, never had to watch 2 hours of cutting and pasting pieces of movies together in quicktime pro go down the drain as it crashes for no reason at all... Never had to submit 15 crash reports to apple with large self written descriptions in a month before.. never had a beach ball of death for no reason at all before... until now. what's up? Is anyone else feeling this way? yes I still love apple and appreciate their insanely amazing creativity... I'm still never gonna be switching back to any Pc laptop/desktop as I've always spent more time fixing them than actually make something good out of them.. no matter if its custom built or built by the top brands... I'm just so use to the "it just WORKS" feeling i had in the first few years of using apple's hardware and software in the past... I'm just loosing that feeling lately.