After many threads on this (incase you read a few), since im switching from PC land (offical member since 1992-3ish) and the cost of macs in general its a big step so i hope people understand the need sometimes for lots of 'thinking' on the subject I definatley think Apple could add a bit more support on their site though, the switch page is all well and good but it would be nice if they had a FAQ on concerns people might have if they have been using PC's for a while like - Alternatives to popular windows software (MSN? Video Chat with Windows Users? etc) - Concerns over teh Intel announcement (comeon thats a no-brainer why wouldnt they assure new customers in some way? Even if they were lieing through their teeh do they WANT to sell computers or not? lol) lists of software titles on PC that are also available on Mac's. Upcoming 'entertainment' software - Real benchmarks for the games would be good too. I dont get all this 70% faster stuff Anyway, I decided that i should grab a new PC instead. Common sense kicked in and i began to think, if i go PM G5 ill be buying an EOL product - who knows what Apple will have planned - I could get shafted in the longterm and find myself with a worthless paperweight in a year to two years time. Apple are not under any obligation to keep PPC alive, they want it dead right? If the world is a buzz with Mactels when they arrive then PCC will fade. And it could be a lot sooner than later for all we/i know... nothings certain which is part of the problem. What also concerned me is any software i buy in addition for my new G5, or hardware ect (Periferals, Graphics blah blah) i have purchased - What can i expect to happen when im pressured to 'upgrade'. Will the emulation be sufficiant? slow? incompatible? with some software. Will i need to rebuy some periferals? I'm into entertainment too - The announcement no doubt fired a head-shot at any potential new PC>MAC game titles (worth noting anyway) for a while... So i priced a system up, £2368.41 for an Intel Pentium 4 840 Dual Core w/ a Geforce 7800GTX..... 20" screen etch, and all the bells and whistles. However i can't do it there isnt anything on PC worth paying that much to play. The only games im interested in playing now on PC are really GTA San Andreas and perhaps Guild Wars (since its free online fun). Also when it came to deciding on the OS for this superdupa system... im going to be using Windows again. I got rid of my last PC i the hope of breaking free of Windows and Microsoft lol and Linux is too much hassle. I only tried a handful of distro's but they didnt exactley excite me or make me want to use them over Windows (and that has to be bad right ). Anyhow, against my 'concerns' and feelings that i should dump the cash into another PC ive decided that i should buy the following.... Power Mac G5 DP 2.3GHz PCI-X ATI Radeon 9600 - 128MB DDR SDRAM 065-5538 Apple Keyboard & Apple Mouse 065-5531 Dual 2.3GHz PowerPC G5 065-5746 250GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm 065-5536 1GB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 2x512MB 065-5701 16x SuperDrive Dual Layer (DVD-R/CD-RW) 065-5537 Bluetooth Module + AirPort Extreme Card 065-5725 Country kit 065-5529 Mac OS X 065-5542 Apple Cinema Display (20" flat panel) JBL Creature II 2.1 speakers - grey £2,457.94 I know i should get my own RAM prolly but its less hassle to just get it included with it. Then i dont have to crack the case open on delivery I shall go with the above and upgrade any parts with my needs (a better graphics card or whatever if thats a problem) and just see how i go. Hey well I have Diablo II and Starcraft (Mac/PC versions) on my shelf so if worst comes to worst So thats about it. I'm going with that system in a week or so. I wish i could order it right now (so i cant think about it anymore ) but i need to sort out my finances etc to pay for it. Here is hoping that im posting on here under OSX soon EDIT: I have considered an iMac G5 but i dont feel it would be expandible enough and i may end up wishing id spent a bit more at a later date for the PM.