I have used PC's since I can remember, first computer was a 286, then had a 386dx2 66 (wow the power! It ran wolf 3d like you wouldn't believe!). Then upgraded to a P1 133 (Awesome power, and great response, I was stoaked to find quake would run with all setting set to low). This was probably my favorite computer I have ever owned. I had a friend who lived locally and we use to play Heretic and doom 2 via modems (My modem called him, his modem replied and we played! Wish you could still do this with modern games, the pings were so good!). Anyway, I went to bible college and wanted something a little more powerful so upgraded to a P2 300mhz, was not all that impressed, sure I could now play unreal but that was no big deal to me. After bible college (I was about 17 by this time) I did a computer technician course (Finished with highest marks ever recoded in New Zealand for my CompTIA A+ exam!), during this course I built a 1ghz machine. That was my computer for 4 years, I loved it! Awesome computer, windows xp was amazing (Yes I said it, I LOVE windows xp). So I turned 21 and decide it's time to see the country, so I move to Christchurch (city in the south island). While here I get a Sony mini DV video camera. I have basically stopped playing games and want to edit video. Needless to say my needs had changed. I started researching good software for video editing on my computer (Windows movie maker didn't cut it). I finally found ilife (imovie) and decided thats exactly what I wanted! So I went out and brought an emac (Being a student I couldn't really afford anything more). I LOVED this computer so much it isn't funny. Anyway, one day while out shooting (with the video camera, not with a gun) I took a fall (I am a mountain unicyclist...well was) and ended up in hospital with a messed up back. I had basically vaporized one of my vertebra during the fall and had to have a fake one put in. Well I was stuck in bed for almost 6 months and would never unicycle again (apparently). Once again my needs had changed. I sold the video camera and the emac and got an hp laptop to use while stuck in bed. My experience with the hp laptop is as follows: Month 1, Motherboard fails send away for repair Month 2, get the laptop back after waiting 5 weeks while it was being fixed Month 3, Battery decides to stop working Month 4, get laptop back after another 5 weeks Month 5, The stupid speakers on the laptop keep giving me electric shocks every time I touch them (They are built into the wrist area so to type you basically have to touch them. I decided I will just live with it and not bother to wait another 5 weeks. Month 6, Motherboard fails AGAIN Month 7, still waiting Month 8, Get computer back, one speaker doesn't work, other does, still get electric shocks Month 9, One day while in a very bad mood I throw my laptop off the top of a very tall building. Got sick of it, sick of HP, sick of windows sick of everything. I found a good pc on the internet (that I am actually using to write this). Total gem of a computer, unbranded, amd processor, big hard drive, awesome video card, everything I ever wanted! Till now! I use auto cad for my job and that requires windows. I would have switched back to a Mac sooner but for the AutoCAD thing. Now with bootcamp I can use windows on my Mac. So I'm getting a white 2.0 GHz c2d Macbook with 2 GB of ram! It's the best of both worlds, I can plug it into my 19" widescreen lcd for my cad work, or unplug it when Im stuck in bed (I spend about 18 hours a day in bed because of my back problems). I have also started unicycling again (about an hour a day, but will never be able to mountain unicycle again, getting into freestyle unicycling), so I will be getting a new video camera (I'm hoping to find an updated model of my old mini dv camera so that I can use the same tapes). So alls well that ends well, Im coming back to Mac at long last, I did miss it!