This isn't the first time I've made a Mac convert of somebody, but it's certainly the most satisfied switch I've been part of, so I thought I'd share: Co-Worker of mine was looking at laptops. Longtime Wintel semi-power-user, interested in doing fairly heavy scientific work with his computer, and highly skeptical of Macs in general. Still, in researching laptops he had to admit that Apple's offerings looked pretty competitive (not to mention sexier than most alternatives), so me being both the resident tech guru and a huge Mac fan, he came to ask for advice. I tried to give him an honest answer and admitted that if he was really entirely comfortable with a Windows machine he'd probably be happier buying one, but strongly suggested a PowerBook (the scientific package he wanted fortunately has an OSX-compatible version, so he was ok there). Fast forward a couple months, and he came up with the cash, and decided to go against his own strong reservations and buy a 15" PB on my advice (plus an iPod). Two weeks and a few new-Mac-user questions later (How do install software? Just drag it to the Apps folder? You're kidding!), and he's so happy it's amazing. This guy, who less than a month ago was eyeing the Mac on my desk suspiciously and wondering if those funky computers could really do what he wanted, has now repeatedly said things like "Why on earth does anybody still use windows? What's wrong with people?" Amazing, satisfying, and he's likely to convert a friend or two while he's at it (already a second co-worker has taken interest in a Mac for his next computer). Just sharing the warm feeling of what it's like to see a longtime computer user actually enjoying using a computer for the first time.