Well, yesterday I did it: I bought my first Mac - after 20 years of being a PC user! First impressions: I love it! I posted a few threads here trying to figure out what to get, and in the end I settled on the white Macbook. Yes, a Macbook Pro would have been nice, but the MB has the best hard drive to value ratio out of the gate considering I was able to buy the machine at Micro Center in Chicago (thanks again btw for the tip!) for $800. I figured at that price point I couldn't go wrong. Even if I had to give up the SD card slot and not get some of the sleek extras. In fact, I figure with the impending MBP update, and the way these machines hold their resale value, if anything juicy happens in the MBP lineup that I really want, I could probably sell this thing on EBay for little to no loss. To be honest, I knew Macs were better, but I never could have guessed just how zippy this thing would perform - even on 2GB of RAM. And the interface is SO intuitive! Sure white isn't my favorite cover, but I figure I'll but a shell for it anyway. So all in all, I'm very satisfied, and would not have been able to make as smart of a buying decision that I could have been as happy with had it not been for all the help I got here. THANK YOU!!!