I have finally conquered the beast that is Vista, and I must say it's not as bad as I thought it could be. Probably helps to have a brand new computer with a Core2Duo and 2GB of memory. That said, it reminded me of reasons why I switched: 1) "Windows Easy File Transfer." That's a misnomer. I spent about an hour trying to transfer files using this method over a network, using CDs, and using a flash drive. None of it worked. People hilariously sell a "Windows Easy Transfer Cable" for about $20-25. I think it's basically a fancy USB cable. I don't recall if I used Migration Assistant or whatever Apple's version of this is, but it CAN'T BE MORE DIFFICULT. 2) Transferring e-mail & contacts. My mom's old computer used Outlook 2003 for all that stuff. I decided to get off that and use Windows Mail (basically a new name for Outlook Express). I found out that you can't export all that stuff into a personal file folder and then import it into Windows Mail. Nah, you gotta have Outlook on the new machine to do that. Luckily I already planned on adding it, but that was beyond hilarious. Even people at a Vista forum I found were like, "yeah, that's made a lot of users mad. Microsoft probably wants you to drop $100 for Outlook." I know Apple Mail is nowhere near as difficult to import stuff from. 3) I don't know why they bothered calling them "Gadgets." They're widgets for crying out loud. Just go with it. 4) I actually like the Gadgets on the right side of the screen. There's one that rotates photos, another that monitors stuff like iStat does. Could be worse. 5) But then again, when you install a monitoring app or gadget, you see how inefficient Windows is. With NOTHING RUNNING, about 40% of the memory was taken up (it was 49% another time). With 4 or 5 things running right now, just under half of my memory is being used (both have 2GB). Yes, the shared video takes up some of this, but c'mon Microsoft! Overall not bad, but not OS X.