I'm 28 years old. I've been a PC user all my life except for a year in college when my roomie had a mac. I teach at a music camp during the summer and one of the other counselors (who is a composer) had just purchased a 17" Powerbook. The thing was awesome and I was very impressed...not just with looks, but how well it performed and all the stuff he could do with it that pertained to what I do...teach band at a school that is all PC. I've never used mac, but I really think I want a powerbook. I'm having a hard time justifying to my wife why paying $1000 more for a mac is better than getting a less expensive PC notebook. I've checked out the education discounts and they look good, but I just have my reservations about making "the switch." Also, apple's financing looks great...for the first two years of interest only payments...what happens to the $28 a month after 2 years....and is it even worth it to use apple's financing? HELP A CONFUSED GUY OUT!