Hello! So, I've been a PC user for my whole adult life, but lately our family has been leaning toward the Apple side of things. First came one iPad, and then another, and now I'm eyeballing replacing our Android phones with the fancy new 5Cs. Our experience with iOS has been really good, and I hear such good things about the desktop machines as well. We have this Windows 7 box I built back in 2008 (and let me tell you how fun it was to upgrade from Vista to 7, yes sir). Boy howdy is this machine dying. I wouldn't be terribly surprised if it blue screened while I was trying to type this post. Point is, I'm itching for an iMac or a Mac Mini The buyer's guide says "for God's sake, don't," and I think I understand the reasons why. It's been nearly 300 days since the 2012 models were released, and it would be foolish to buy one now. So, I mean, what's a new customer to do? I want to spend my money wisely. Is finding a used machine worth the hassle? They seem to be hard to find, and the prices aren't that much lower than getting a new one. I look forward to hearing your feedback, you veterans of the Mac world. This is your opportunity to educate the noob! Or it's your opportunity to reply dismissively with a link that I should have obviously read before posting a question on any forum whatsoever. You know, whatever blows your skirts up.