I was ready to get myself a shiny new 12" powerbook until this week's announcement of the switch to intel. I think it is the right decision in the long term, but why should anyone buy a mac from now until the transition is done? Please, I want to be convinced!! I want to own a mac, but it just isn't rational now. Why wouldn't Apple have either cut the prices on PowerPC (instantly outdated) hardware or introduced some Intel-based devices immediately? This "transition" seems like it has included little or no consideration of current and potential customers. Why not? In short, why make the "switch" and buy a new mac now?