So I made the switch recently and I've more or less fallen in love with my MBP - I love how clever and useable the OS is, the design is beautiful, and I thought that even though it was expensive, the beautiful build quality justified the cost. I knew I could get more performance from another maker but I wanted to learn OSX so I bought the MBP. I don't have any regrets but a few minutes ago I did customize a HP ENVY 14 and found $1525 (I paid $1426 for my MBP corei5, 4gb ram, 128gb SSD) I could get a quad core corei7, 1gb ATi dedicated GPU, 8gb RAM, 256gb SSD, High resolution screen, and a free xbox 360 (I already have one but free something to put on eBay). Those are incredible good specs for something that's $100 more! Since I am within 2 weeks of purchasing the MBP and could give it back I am a little bit considering it. I do have a moral issue of sending back something I purchased that has no defects, it's not fair to Apple. Also my needs..I am generally a full on Xbox 360 gamer so I know I don't need the power of the ENVY but for nearly the same price it would be nice to have it and maybe I would play Battlefield 3 with it. Other than moral issues what makes me want to stay with the Mac is the build quality - the reviews say that Apple's is still superior. And also the touch pad and upcoming Lion promises to be an excellent OS. Plus it would be a huge pain to send this back to Apple and wait for the new laptop to come. As I write this I am mostly - 90% certain I will stay with the Mac although it does tempt me to switch over for the 2x (if not more) increase in power and better display (I am a stickler for a good display). I don't have any real intention as to why I am posting this here, perhaps just to hear some of the commentary or thoughts of people here..maybe what you would do in the same situation? Lastly I want to say that I am NOT complaining about the price of the MBP, I have no complaints regarding that they are pricey but you are paying for a great OS, design, and hardware.