April 7th was the day that I purchased my MBP. This was the day of the boot camp release from what I remember. There was no longer any reason not for me to switch as I finally had a safety net with Windows. I sold my 3 year old Dell Desktop and my 2 year old Thinkpad T40 on ebay netting myself C$1850 towards the purchase of a C$2800 MPB. Not a bad return. But I digress. Despite my woes with the MBP hardware, I have increasingly found myself booting into Windows less and less. Yes the learning curve has been steep and OSX had a few annoying aspects such as having to press two keys to delete a file (not a huge issue) and not being able to resize a window from any one of its boundries except the bottom right hand corner (what gives with that anyway!). Despite this it was been a fairly painless transition. The main thing I am missing are native support for .wmv files, streaming media and not having a single media player for all types of media files. I wish Quicktime would support multiple codecs as Windows Media player does even if it requires the installation of plugins (and yes I know that the flip4mac plugin is on its way). Still, the alternative, VLC, is buggy as hell. Despite the hardware issues of my MBP, OSX is a pleasure to use and I honestly think that before long I will be removing Windows completely from my system. Yes I use my computer for work and entertainment purposes but if my expereinces are the norm for new switchers I believe Apple has considerable growth ahead of them in the consumer market. The boot camp strategy is ingenious and will go a long way in easing the imediments for people to switch. There were rants and raves when boot camp was released that developers no longer had the incentive to code for OSX. My experiences seem to indicate quite the opposite. Not only will developers now be able to code for both platforms on a single machine they will find themselves increasingly drawn to code for OSX.