I have been a long time PC user, but got my first iPod in 2003, concurrent with the advent of iTunes for Windows. Since then, I have purchased an iPod mini 6gb...Moved to the iPod nano 8gb...iPod Shuffle second gen...and then the iPhone. I have about 750 bucks in Best Buy gift cards that I have earned through various rewards programs, and decided the best way for me to use them would be to finally make the move to Mac. I am considering the Macbook that retails for 1299. If all goes well with my purchase, I will be looking at replacing one of my 4 year old Sony Vaio desk with an iMac, in which case I will be on here A LOT looking for advice on how to move all of my files (including 7 gb of music and a bunch of video) over to the iMac. This is a great resource. I am excited, but a little worried about switching over. I take it you guys really recommend the Macbook, especially for a beginning user? I would use it for travelling, mainly. I have a Dell laptop right now, but the video card has fried for a second time since 2005, and it is not worth fixing. The Macbook nano that is rumored might be a reason to wait, but to get it that thin, I don't think it will be as full-featured as I would like. Any suggestions? I will be purchasing Applecare, of course. I can buy it directly from Apple, even if I buy the Macbook at Best buy, right? Thanks everybody!