I've decided to take the leap to Apple/Mac. I have a Dell 4300. It needs memory and hard drive upgrades so I've just decided to save my money and buy something new. The more I've delved into the subject, the more Mac appealed to me. I'm still sorting it all out though. The final straw was talking to a computer literate person who said Windows Vista will be so over the top on piracy issues that it will actually cause problems for honest folks. I guess you get one free pass and then your operating system really begins to battle you. So anyway, I'm considering the Mac Mini as a starter computer (I have a 15 inch monitor and such). Then I was leaning towards the Macbook, then Macbook pro. Then the Imacs were spotted and now I'm drooling over all of them. This site recommended holding off on Macbook Pro's due to advancements (or upgrades) coming soon. I have used my Dell for web surfing, e-mail, MS word documents, quickbooks , photos, MP3's and wav. audio files, burnt CD's with my own audio files (i'm a broadcaster and make my own demos and save the good stuff for safe keeping etc.). I'd like to be able to put my old vcr tapes into the computer and burn them to dvd and edit them etc. Haven't done that before. I also travel some which is where the laptop idea came up but I have an HP that performs ok on the road for what I need on the road (websurfing, email, DVD playing primarily). Any thoughts would be appreciated, I look forward to getting a Mac soon...as soon as I figure out which one is for me.