Folks, 2 years ago I was a full-flegded, koolaid-drinking Mac faithful. I owned an iBook, used a Mac at work, owned multiple iPods, etc. How things change: now I have achieved digital nirvana by replacing all aspects of my digital life with Apple's competitors. Instead of a MacBook, I'm now the happy owner of a HP Pavilion dv5000 laptop running Windows XP Media Center Edition. It's a PowerBook-quality laptop at an iBook price (I paid $1250 for mine...). Media Center is the bomb for watching and recording TV. I love how the remote has 1-button access to Live TV, Recorded TV, or the program guide. Instead of an iPod, I'm now the happy owner of a T-Mobile SDA Smartphone running Windows Mobile 5.0. Yes, Windows Mobile. And it kicks ass. With a 2 GB miniSD card, it's basically like having an iPod nano in my phone. Instead of iTunes, I'm now a very happy user of the Rhapsody To Go software and service. I love Rhapsody's internet radio functionality: the Custom Radio service is vastly superior to pecking through iTunes radio stations looking for one that's decent. Oh, and if you like a song, the download link is right there, so I can have it on my phone on my next sync. ...there are many other aspects why I'm happy with the whole Windows MCE / Windows Mobile / Windows Media ecosystem, but I won't get into them since this message is already getting long. Let's just say that for now I'm quite happy with my decision and have no regrets.