Ok I have had my first mac for 3 or 4 weeks now. I purchased it off of eBay (1.5 core solo) at a steal of a deal. I am very happy with it as far as speed and reliability. It was cool using all the OS X programs and iLife. Overall I am really glad I made the switch. However... the thing that frustrates me is that all the stuff I want to use it for will cost even more money. As of now I have to buy Microsoft, a web design program (preferrabley dreamweaver 8), and various other little programs. I guess it is really not that big of a deal. It's just that I'm used to windows and how it comes with Word and Excel. Like I said, though, I am still glad I made the switch. If you think about it, Mac makes up for it with other programs windows doesn't even come close to (i.e. widgets). Sorry if its a wasted post. It's just kinda sad when you make a big purchase then realize you gotta spend more money on top of it to get what you really want. lol.