My friend recently told me that it was silly that you needed a mac to be taken serious in the audio technology field. So that made me start to think if it was true of the design world, I'm going to school for design. So automatically as designers people are going to want something that really looks great which mac does really well. On top of just how it looks and the "status symbol" it has. I am using the colleges build of windows 7 and it is so buggy. and the laptop I'm using feels cheap and fragile. I would totally say getting a mbp just so you have a fashionable computer but you don't really need that much performance is a complete waste of money. But for someone like me who is going to be on one all day and rely on it for my income, is it worth it to shell out the extra cash for quality?