Currently, I don't own a Mac. In fact, I've never owned a Mac. Since I was about two or three years old, I've been a PC user. In university, we started to strictly use Solaris and Red Hat for all my classes (I'm in Software Engineering), and my love for *nix systems began to grow. Now finishing my third year, I feel very comfortable with *nix, and am a big fan. I run a dual-boot Windows/Red Hat machine, and I'm quite happy with it (still using Win95, I'm not a big fan of what they did with it after that). However, I've convinced myself now that I want a Powerbook, and as soon as they release the new models, I'm buying one. However, the purchase of said Powerbook is going to cost me (with Office X and AppleCare) about $6000 Canadian. For that much money, I could easily build two ultra powerful PC machines. Now, I have no need for a Mac, in the traditional sense. I have no graphical talent whatsoever (other than fooling around with the Gimp once in awhile), and no desire to make my own movies. However, I am absolutely in love with the Powerbook design (and OS X, thanks to its beautiful interface and BSD origins). So, I'm asking all of you, people who seem to know the most about Macs: Am I crazy? Is it stupid for me to spend so much money on a machine that I can't even play the latest games on (all the good games, minus Blizzard's, always seem to come out about 6 months after, understandably though). The only real advantages, software wise, the Mac seems to offer are iTunes (I have a Nomad Jukebox) and iPhoto (I'm getting a Canon Digital Elph very soon). I'm at a point in my life right now where I have some money to spend (I'm just about to start a 16-month internship, and I'll be living with my parents, ie. no living expenses). Still though, it's hard to justify the purchase. So many things I could do with $6000, a really nice PC AND a huge TV, for instance. Any objective opinions are welcomed. I really don't want any "Peecees suck, get a MAC!" messages (although I wouldn't expect those from this group of people). Thanks in advance.