My 17'' MacBook Pro that I ordered about a month ago I have fallen in love with. I find that I use the XP less and less on my MBP. I originally had a 68k Mac and it wow was slow. About 7 years ago I got my first PC and I wasn't all that impressed or fond of it. It was running Windows 98 and crashed every other minute. Then came Windows 2000, NOT ME (I NEVER USED ME OTHER THEN ON A FRIENDS COMP AND BOY DID IT SUCK), any way Windows 2000 was awesome and is still my favorite much more so then XP. Anyway XP came along and I had it up and running it works ok, there are so many problems that annoyed me. I had to constanly fix the regristy, I had to shut down so many pointles services that XP had in comparision to 2000, and I had to keep turing off all of the useless startup stuff that would mainfest itself in the boot.ini file. Eventually I got good at it and had my PC at startup running on 84 Mb of ram with only a mere 10 process running. But this got annoying have to constanly keep it at this prestemied condition. Then the chance came my 4 yr old dell laptop finally quit and here was my chance to get a MBP. I did and I am loving it. It is the fastest computer I have ever used, well other then my tower with 2 xeons running Linux, but still it screams. It is so easy to use. It is so easy to access what software comes up at startup and disable it. There is no regristy that I need to tinker with overall I love this computer and feel safe in saying that I will truly never go back to the PC world.