First off, I'm gonna clarify that this IS NOT a troll post (you don't spend over 2k just to troll!) but a legitimate question. Isn't the total cost of ownership supposed to be lower on a mac overall as opposed to windows? It certainly isn't seeming that way imac - 2,000 wireless keyboard with keypad (since apple neglected to include it) - 60 external DVD drive - 50 (even though my wifes macbook pro has one) External Hard Drive (since I can't just add a second one) - 120 apple care - 169 I built my last computer and it ran me ~500 and that computer still runs great, I just REALLY wanted a mac for my new PC. Overall I'm not regretting my mac purchase, but just wondering why things have to be so expensive and why should I have to purchase extra things to make up for what apple omitted. The experience so far has been great, I haven't had not one single crash, no freezing, zero issues whatsoever - I know it's still new but still... the trackpad is a GODSEND! I don't think I will EVER want to use a mouse ever again. parallels is amazing, I love that concept, haven't tried boot camp yet (don't know how) but I guess I will eventually.