Okay so I made the switch to Apple about 3 months ago with a mac pro, 2.6, 2GB RAM, ATI card, etc, etc... I have been itching for years given that I do a lot of design work, both print and web as well as a little video editing. Anyway, the MAC Pro seemed like the perfect move. By and large I am quite satisfied. Certain things I am blown away by and others not so much. I have to say, I feel the the reality does not live up to the hype on the Apple front. I know there are the die hards out there who will say otherwise but that's just because religion is the opium of the masses and for many Apple is a religion. Don't get me wrong I am not getting rid of my Mac Pro, and I find a lot I prefer to Windoze... and aweful lot. As a designer two of the most vital elements to any rig are the keyboard and mouse. I was led to believe that the Apple Wireless KB and Mighty Mouse which the absolute best. Well I find my wireless mouse constantly goes off on auto character repeat. I switch it off and on and it works again for a while but eventually it does the same thing. And I find the mighty mouse horrendous for precision design work. Tracking is poor yad..yada... though horizontal and vertical scrolling is amazing. The other thing is that for a machine that boasts so much power I find it miserable in Aperture. I feel sorry for people trying to run Aperture on a lesser being. It's a little better following the recent Aperture update but it's still not rapid enough for a Pro. So, to anybody considering purchasing a Mac Pro - I don't want to put a downer on it for you but don't expect heavenly bliss like I did. I just don't think it exists yet!!