I am well aware of that, people on forums in general, hate posts like "should I buy this product?" and the likes, since no one other than the user can say for sure. For over a month I have seriously been thinking about buying an 24' Imac. Why? Because I think it's beautiful. Never have been a mac user. Been trying an old macbook with Tiger on it for a few months now, and it's very different from PC. It's logical and simple as I was told, but it took more than a few hurdles to learn the basics again. I feel that it won't be a problem. Why did I consider an Imac? Again, its pretty. it also comes with a minimalistic and beautiful keyboard and mouse(which I am not good at using though). It all looks clean and like it fits together. I like simple. I like well designed stuff. And why not? Why spend so many money(its alot for me) on something that does not look nice? Many PCs I look at are very ugly. HP, Asus, Alienware. I really don't like the design of many of these machines. The macbook is another pretty device. Im very much a fan of the Ipods design. I would wish that all my technology could fit under one brand. Instead of having a crazy PC setup, with a monitor from Samsung, a mouse from Logitech, a keyboard from microsoft, a pc from dell. It all looks like crap by itself, but it worse in the furious cable hell it creates. I have been owning PCs for 10 years now, and I have never been good at upgrading. My fith computer died on me just a few months back. I am SICK of upgrading, or trying to upgrade. It always seems like that the technology gets outdated so quickly, that if your trying to upgrade a graphics card, you often have to upgrade other stuff aswell. I am sick of having to open my machine to clean it from dust. I am just sick of PCs in general. So what holds me back? Well, mostly it's because im a big fan of video games. The introduction of the boot camp, will surely get alot of other people like myself interested in Mac. I didn't even belive it when I first heard about it. The fact that I could have both a mac and a pc, in a mac, was like a dream come true. It was further made amazing by the fact that this machine is a monitor and a computer in a single monitor. I don't use to many applications mostly. Itunes, Sony Vegas, Frostwire, Firefox, Adobe Golive/Photoshop/image ready, VLC, Office, Bittorrent. Thats pretty much what I mostly use. And then games. People tell me that if I like games, I should just stay away from macintosh. I was recommended a M1730 from Dell. Apparently a crown jewel in mobile gaming. It comes with a high price. review: ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=h-0PDuOk8SM ) The Mac Pro is out of my league, but I am not really a fan of its design and/or the Apple cinema display. Im considering getting a PS3 and a PSP at a later time, which should also be able to "satisfy" my gaming and Blu-ray movie viewing pleasures, but I sure would like to be able to run the heavy stuff like crysis. Its alot of money for me, and I would need to know that a mac would last me a while. someone said to me that it was a waste buying expenssive computers. that i should just get a cheap one. i dont know. I really dont know if I should make the switch. when it really comes down to it, its a hard choice. im one of does type of people who would like to use one or fewest brands if possible. if i would get a mac, i would probably buy other apple related products, like ipod, as it would look great with the mac. I am superficial/nut for technology design, that way, but so what? I like things that looks great and work great. I use a computer all the time, and pictures, games, music, internet, social online interacton and movies are my hobbies. I use my computer alot. im not a casual user. im afraid that I would get dissapointed. that it would age to quickly, that performance in games would not reach my expectations, that it would be to hard to go from a windows based platform mentality to a OSX one! its like having spent your entire life, thinking with the right side of your brain only, and then having to think with the left one only. OSX might be better and more intuitive and stable, but it's just hard to adjust to. because we are creatures of habit. I think that what apple asks its new potential customers to do is very hard. I went into an apple store, but didnt feel like I could talk them, about the first time buying a mac. I asked some questions, and the guy in the store was just like, "so you gonna buy a mac or not? i dont got all day".:/ How do I find out if a Mac would be good for me? Maybe I am asking for both the longest end of the stick and the short one, at the same time. but i cant have both right? I just want a computer that I dont have to open and clean with a vacum cleaner from all the dust, or have to nag around in DOS and in the bios and do all kinds of crap I dont understand or want to get into. Sorry for the incoherent post. Im confused and have lots of different opinions and thoughts on the same time on this subject.