My dad first switched when he got tired of mac for his movie editing software! At that point I got his old, old, old sony viao laptop I thought it was cool until he got an iMac and I thought wow! I suppose the real reason was he would let me play bugdom when ever I wanted! I considered this the best game on the universe at that time (I was about 8 and new to gaming!). The he got an iBook G3 and from then on I have been mac!