hi folks.. Sorry, I know occasionally you get posts like this from trolls.. But I've been using my macs for so many years now, and I've been occasionally active here and like the community, sort of hoping for Devils advocates, reassurance or something? Context: My first Mac was a G4 powermac, then I went to G5, then a MacBook Pro, then a couple of iMacs. I'm currently on a 2012 model. I'm contemplating throwing in the towel on OSX though as I've had to maintain a PC throughout as well (largely for gaming), and it's got to a point where it's so much more powerful in raw terms, and I feel a bit abandoned by Apple, in regards to upgrade paths. (First world problems!) This is my 2nd iMac, the first aged well apart from screen shadowing. Apple replaced the screen on my current one in 2014 because of shadowing, but it's beginning to come back already. If it gets really bad they'll replace it again for free if it happens within the next year or two (which is pretty funny as it's a £260 part, to avoid a short but terrifying job cleaning inside the LCD panel!) This experience has somewhat soured my feeling for all-in-ones. :/ There isn't a middle area for me to upgrade to - mini is too puny, pro is too insanely expensive once specced up high enough, and I don't really trust iMacs anymore. Blarrgg. With their slimline, laminated screens etc the current iMacs scare the crap out of me. On my current model the fan started ticking - So I replaced it. If things get inside the screen, etc it's at least vaguely serviceable.. How do you even get dust sucked into the fans out of the newer iMacs? Am I supposed to use it in a hermetically sealed room, or just replace it so frequently that it doesn't matter? :/ Never mind the time my wife's MacBook spontaneously caught fire and came close to causing serious harm to home and family. (Lol I don't hold that against Apple, in retrospect it's a good story! See my sig..) A couple of years ago I'd be really happy to consider myself 100% Mac entrenched, but now photoshop and Lightroom (my main things) work equally on Windows.. And aperture is dead. (Damn it!) And iMovie is kind of wack, and I've ended up generally using Sony Vegas on Windows instead. I enjoy the act of just messing about with computers though, so I'd definitely miss the OS on that front. I'd also miss the consistent UI and a lot of tiny apps that are just *pleasant* compared to their windows equivelent. But Windows 10 is surprisingly competent.. Has anyone else gone through this, sold on their macs and regretted it? Is it just a midlife Mac crisis? My PC *should* run 99% of the software I use a lot better - particularly photoshop has trouble with some of the brushes I use in OSX, I've just always used the Mac as my main as I prefer the OS and had those software dependencies. Is there some obvious reason I shouldn't be doing this that I'm forgetting? I'm seriously freaking out a little, Wah. That turned into a hell of a rant, thanks if you managed to get through all that.