What do you think the consequences would have been if Apple had decided to stay with IBM - particularly for the laptops? A year, 18 months, 2 years down the line and still no real solution to really bumping up the speed and competeing with PC's. It's scary just thinking about it. However, now they have an alternative solution, I'm really excited about what Apple has in store for us in that time frame. Oh and by the way, i'm still switching to a Mac sometime this year.