I am a long time Windows user (I hate the term PC user, since a Mac is a PC also). Anyway, I'm due for a new computer. I'm currently running Windows XP Pro SP3. It's okay, but defo outdated. I've been waiting until October 22 to get a new computer with Windows 7 installed. But I've also been checking out Snow Leopard. I'm quite torn. I've heard testimonials from people who've made the switch from Windows to Mac and they say they'd never go back. Almost every Mac user I've talked to swears by them and are very loyal users. However, I've also heard of Mac users making the switch to Windows and sticking with that. So, I'm looking for objectivity. Real, honest feedback. Before I go any further, I'd like to point out that I hate bashing of any kind. Pointing out how good one system is over another is fine, but making reference to how bad one system is to make the other look better is just pointless. The Mac vs PC (again, hate that term) commercials are a great example of said bashing. Yeah, I admit, they're good and they're funny, but they really like to focus on Windows negatives to sell the point. Okay, now that that's out of the way...input please! What is the best thing about a Mac? How hard is it to learn for a 20+ year Windows user? What are some major advantages to switching to a Mac? Or are there any? Honesty, please! I'm vulnerable at this point! Let me say what I want from a computer and what I don't care about in a computer. It may help in...helping! I want to do some minor video editing of home videos. I have seen Windows Live Movie Maker, and honestly, I think it would suffice. I tried CyberLink's Power Director, and found it to be overkill. I would be editing MOD files from my Panasonic camcorder. Can a Mac play and edit these files? I also want to do minor audio editing. Minor, as in Windows Sound Recorder almost cuts it! Yeah, it's that basic! I also like to use my computer to store and play my MP3s, which I've ripped from all my CDs. I currently use Windows Media Player to play the 3000 some odd files...not huge, but I use the player because I like the cross fading effect. I will store all family videos and pictures on the computer. I do no photo editing other than red eye reduction. The rest of my computer experience includes web surfing, messaging and checking email. And in the last decade, I have picked up a grand total of about 5 viruses. And that's using Internet Explorer. I am an extremely safe web surfer, what can I say! A few other things I want from my computer: -Fast, powerful and tons of storage -Easy to use and customize Okay, I think that's about it! Honestly, do you think making the switch to a Mac is worth my while? Thanks again, for any help! By the way, my name is Dan and I joined up tonight just to ask this question! If I get a Mac, then I guess I'll be around for a while!