I've been doing some research on the current Mac G4 Powerbooks, trying to decide whether or not I'll make the switch from my history of Windows and Linux over to OS X as my primary workstation. I've been reading as many 'switch' articles I can find, reasons for and against changing as well as as much current information with regard to where 'Apple is going' with thier notebook line. I wanted to post here to see if one (or several) of you may have a perspective I have overlooked that will help sway me in a more definitive direction concerning this. What I use my current Windoze setup for: Gaming (Eve online) Graphic Design (Illustrator, Photoshop) Writing (insert any word processor here) Internet and Email/Research Why I'm considering switching: I'm sick of the Windoze OS and feel it operates and feels like a fisher price toy; it lacks a professional look and feel and, after so many years, simply disgusts me. I won't even start to go into the company behind the product, but it is also a negative factor. Since OS X came out and I've had the opportunity to use client's machines or troubleshoot them for Internet access. I've come to really enjoy using it; my past experience in Linux also encourages this. Learning. I want to learn how and why OS X works, perhaps even get involved in Mac programming and design. Aside from essentially reducing my gaming to near zero, my concern is that this Intel switch is going to make investing in a current Powerbook a mistake, investing in hardware that is slowly being faded out from the market. Does Apple intend to start focusing more so on their OS and not so much on high quality, nice-looking (and feeling) hardware? In other words, are they going to go the 'Dell route' of producing cheaper machines with sub-par case and design construction in favor of higher sales? Does Apple plan on phasing out their current line of powerbook cases and design? It's a shallow reason I suppose, but I love the way the current Powerbooks look and I'd rather not purchase one if the support for them is slowly going to erode with the Intel switch. Thanks in advance.