I am currently debating my first Mac and I basically want to know are these things really worth it. I see so many posts about the New Core i5/i7 Macbooks having issues with the screen (yellow tint), speakers, and build quality (lid not closing all the way). I have also heard Apple's build quality is superior to all other manufacturers. I have never used OS X but heard its great and very user friendly and very intuitive. I will be getting the Mac in my sig. I really want to future proof it and I have heard Apple computers are the best ones to future proof. So will spending $2,500 guarantee me a long lasting computer that actually works? With Windows laptops seems like the majority of the components work and I always have to dedicate some time on googling this or googling that. I understand that you can get better specs for less with Windows laptops but honestly I don't care about that anymore. I just want something problem free and that works. So I need people to give me the Apple rundown lol. Will spending about $2,500 on a Core i5 15" MBP with 8GB of ram give me a long lasting problem free computer? I want the 8Gb of ram to future proof it and I know you can add ram later but I have the money to do it now and this way wouldn't have to be bothered later on by doing it. I have searched and ram prices are nearly the same to upgrade yourself. I would also prefer not to open up my mac. ( Bad past experiences) I plan on buying Applecare off of eBay later on and I know to make sure the seller ships out the actual box. I have gone through many laptops since August of 09. HP was ok but had build quality issues and hardware issues. Dell is a big improvement over HP but still doesn't satisfy me 100%. So to summarize... Is making the switch to Apple (Mac) as good as everyone says it is? Any draw backs, major issues...? I really appreciate everyone's opinion and I have searched 'Why Apple' and couldn't seem to find anything. Thanks again.