Below is a list of likes/dislikes about my migration, with a majority of the headaches stemming from the fact that working within a joint OS X & Windows ecosystem hasnt worked as well as I had hoped. What I like: Its been 2 weeks since my shiny new MBP (320gb 7.2k/2.8ghz) arrived at my door. I know its been said, but Ill say it again this is how notebooks should be engineered. The computer is gorgeous: excellent design, sleek lines, and solid feel. Im extremely happy with the computer, although I must admit that I wouldnt mind a lower price tag. However given the option between a less expensive Dell and a more expensive MBP, Id stick with the MBP. Trackpad: One of my main drivers for switching was the trackpad and gestures for multi-tasking and manipulating items. My main concern is that what I would gain in gestures I would lose from not using a mouse (I used a Bluetooth mouse on my old HP). Although I havent been able to perform any sort of formal test, Im happy to report that productivity appears to have gone up considerably because of the combination of window management and trackpad gestures on the MBP. OS X: Works great I havent had any issues and although Im still not nearly as comfortable in OS X as I am in a Windows environment, there hasnt been a major occasion where Ive wanted to do something but was limited by constraints that Apple placed on the operating system. The only limitations so far have stemmed from my own lack of familiarity with OS X which is easily remedied. Ive been able to find suitable substitutes for most of my programs (still have Office 2007 and Money running through Fusion) with the exception of an MP3 tagging program as powerful as TagScanner. Im sure something exists I just havent found it yet. My overall impression of OS X so far is that its fast, responsive, and does what it needs to do. If I would have to compare it to Vista, Id have to put it on top, although I wouldnt label it as being leaps and bounds better than its Windows competitor. However, being a huge tech geek, I really like playing in the new operating system and discovering new things. Time Machine: I love Time Machine. Although I havent yet actually used it to recover anything, I really love how easy (and how cool!!) Apple made the backup experience. iPhone: Syncs incredibly fast on OS X. This isn't an issue of gaining a few seconds - it honestly feels as if syncing in OS X is 500% faster than in Windows. What Im slightly annoyed with: Keyboard: Im still getting used to the layout and the shortcuts, but considering the amount of space on a MBPs surface, theres no reason why we cant have dedicated end/delete/home keys. I also like the feel of my HPs keyboard better, although Im not sure if its just an issue of having grown used to the placement after 2 years of usage. Finder: Doesnt retain the viewing options. Some folders I want to see in lists, others I want to see in cover flow, others I want to see in tree expanded view. Its annoying how Finder keeps switching the view on me. iTunes: Porting over my library (and maintaining ratings/playcount/etc) from PC to OS X was a freaking nightmare, because Im one of those people that likes to organize his own music. I had to migrate over several times and edit XMLs to get things working properly. Overall, I probably wasted 5 hours just trying to migrate a 25gb library of music. In the end (thankfully) it all worked out. iMovie: I only used iMovie for the first time last night, but I spent a considerable amount of time recording a movie from iSight and exporting it to my movies folder somewhere between exporting and trying to go into my folder to view the file, something was deleted. Im not sure what happened perhaps it was user error. Unfortunately, I had Time Machine turned off (because I was making duplicates of large files and didnt want them picked up in a backup). Fusion: Doesnt work as I had imagined. For some reason, I was under the impression that I could launch Windows applications directly from the dock without opening Fusion. I know now, that although you can create startup icons on the dock, clicking the application first opens up Fusion and boots up the VM before actually opening the program. This was slightly disappointing, and part of the reason why Im getting Office for the Mac. I know this isnt an Apple issue, but Im including it because it was a major consideration for me when making the switch. Someone else might find the information useful. Trash: cant restore files to the original location. Is this just me, or is this really not an option in OS X? What is making me pull my hair out: I want to be able to use Windows Media Center on my Xbox 360. This isnt just an issue of sharing media I realize that Connect360 will stream my media, but I want full WMC. There are a couple of options, but because Im slightly anal with how I do my computing Ive essentially limited myself. I dont want to be running Fusion in the background all the time and I dont want to have to go downstairs to my computer and load BootCamp/Fusion every time I want to pull something up on WMC from my 360. The only other option Ive been able to come up with is to use my old HP as a media hub, and sync folders between my MBP and the HP. Ive been using Windows Live Sync for this, but have been limited by its 20,000 file per folder cap. Ive also been having issues with how Sync performs I want to only Sync one way (Mac to PC), but because Sync works in both directions I get stupid Windows-only files (like desktop.ini) synced back to my Mac .ARGHHHHHH. I think what Im going to have to do is to suck it up and run Connect360 for the majority of my media sharing and boot up Fusion for when I need WMC. The other option is to manually manage the files on the HP .ANNOYING. All in all, Im someone who now really enjoys Macs but who also really enjoy PCs. My problem now is that I hate how I cant merge the two ecosystems the way I want. My perfect operating system would merge features of both.