A year in the life ...my switcher experience It was a year in April that I made the switch to Apple. I initially purchased a 20 inch 2ghz CD Intel iMac with 2gigs ram, 256mb video card, with a 500gig hard drive. I have to say its been a great year overall. The transition from Windows to OSX was an easy one. While I still use Windows via Boot Camp for gaming, virtually everything else is done in OSX. There isn't a thing I miss about Windows. Gone are the days of endless spyware removal, viruses, trojans etc. My computer time is put to much better use these days. I use my computer mainly for internet, email, Photoshop, Painter IX, music and occasionally, movies. All the worry and hassle of maintaining a Windows box is gone. If I want to order something online now, I just do. I don't worry about whether my computer is currently secure because I know Apple takes care of all of that with updates, and I don't have to worry about all the nasties anymore. OSX was very easy to learn. The hardest thing for me was unlearning my old Windows habits and adapting to a much easier, more intuitive way of doing things. I sometimes found myself trying to do things the hard way. I don't worry so much about where my stuff gets stored anymore..its on there, easy to find and thats all that matters. Did I mention how quiet this computer is? This in itself makes the whole experience worth it to me. Overall its been a great experience and I encourage anyone sitting on the fence about whether to make the switch or not, to just do it. You will not regret it. At first I worried about the hardware perhaps not being as current as things are on the PC side...could a Mac keep up with my ever growing demand for more speed, would I be able to play games, etc...While my current setup is in no way top of the line, it is fast. I never find myself sitting around twiddling my thumbs waiting on things to open or finish processing. Computers these days are near instant, and the slowest denominator on any computer is still the user, and always will be. Don't worry about whether you can buy a faster computer next week or next year even. Evaluate what your needs are today and just go for it. There will always be updates in technology and unless you're rich, you won't be able to keep up anyway. Enjoy what is available today and let tomorrow take care of itself. I just pulled the trigger on my second Mac today. I'm going mobile this time around with a middle of the line white Macbook 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB memory 120GB hard drive ,Double-layer SuperDrive. I will update the memory to 2GB and start enjoying the freedom of mobile computing around the house / patio, and for occasional trips. I'll do a review on the Macbook when I get it. Until then thanks for hanging in there and reading all this.