I'm a long...time P.C. user and have to say I'm very pleased with the platform. I use it for audio production and other digital arts. I however NEED to buy a mac because the selfish, little dictatorial company that Apple is refuses to let people use their software on non Apple machines (techno-extorsion). I'm getting into post production, and I need to learn Final Cut Pro. Of course, Mr.Jobs would never think of releasing a Windows version of F.C.P.. Gates offers mac versions of Office but Apple seems to have no interest in playing nice with others. What really pisses me off is that I will have to pay a premium for an Apple box with the same or lesser specs than a p.c.! NOTE to Apple. Compaq has released a lightweight, 14" Intel CORE DUO for only $1350.00! Word is Apple isn't going to offer any CORE DUO's outside of the MacBook Pro line, which means an entry fee of $2000.00. Apple better look like loading those iBooks up with the coreDuo or me and so...many others just aren't going to bother with changing platforms. I'll just learn Avid or Vegas instead of F.C.P.. Changing platforms is going to be a major p.i.a. what with no drivers yet written for more than half of the studio equipment and software that I own, and even then, I'll probably run into a million bugs with everything for the first six months, and...Apple wants to charge me a PREMIUM for this pleasure. Has Jobs lost it! Does he realize what a pain this whole Intel/Mac transition is going to be for consumers. He should be trying to woo us with attractive prices, not sitting up in his ivory tower throwing down ridiculous prices like his machines are the "haute coture" of computerdom. Three more things. 1. MacBook Pro sounds like something from Mac Donalds. 2. What's with all the iPods. There's like ten different models with another new one released every month it seems. I feel they are throwing all their resources behind the trendy techno toy of the moment and forgetting that they are supposed to be a computer company. 3. There is one Intel/Mac notebook on the market, and Apple still continues to sell the old IBM chiped ones at the SAME price! Is Jobs that arrogant or does he think the average Apple consumer is THAT uninformed and stupid. I don't know people, I want to like Apple, but their dictatorial arrogance is making it harder and harder every day.