This isn't a "Is Mac good for gaming?" thread. I already know how the 8600M GT performs and how every 9 series card that could be in the new MBP performs. To start, I've just really wanted a MacBook Pro for the last year, for both its' design and OS X. I've also wanted to program for a while, and there isn't really any good software out there for people new to programming on Windows. There aren't even any programs that can help speed up the process of designing an application in the way that XCode does. Not to mention that the software community for developers is way better than any of the companies or developers that work on Windows software. Another huge bonus is how much better of an operating system OS X is to work in. On Windows even if you want to start creating some games, there isn't much of an audience out there that will comment on it and review it. On a Mac, because of the lack of games support by third party developers and how much better OS X handles applications, a lot more people will want to try your application. Also, developing for the iPhone/iPod Touch with XCode is great for developers because of the App Store, which will get your games and apps known and played/tried, and can make you a few extra hundred or thousands a month. Anyway, do any MacBook Pro owners that game with Bootcamp regret going with a Mac?