Now, I have been using computers for the last 15 years. Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, every flavor of Linux, Mac. I had used Macs before, but my first Mac was a white iBook G3 I bought in 2003. Loved it. in the beginning. Then I started to hate it. By 2008 I wanted it and Apple to turn to dust. Why? Stuck with Tiger, forced incompatibility with the new OS, no new iTunes, wouldn't play Youtube videos (I mean SD ones - oh, by the way, thanks Adobe, I hope HTML5 will wipe Flash away), couldn't add DVD-R, couldn't add AirPort (you see, Apple discontinued it and it went for like 150$ on eBay). So I switched back. Bought an ultra cheap Acer box in 2008, Vista had just come out and did a lot of interesting things ripped straight out of OS X (e.g. Spotlight-style search). Sheer CPU power helped me a lot at the time because I was producing and performing music, so being able to run a couple of VSTs on stage with little latency was a good thing. I also had very tight money at the time (or so I thought - NOW I really have tight money). Well. That was a bad idea. "Well, it's almost the same". That's what I kept thinking for the first 2 weeks I had it. I spent the subsequent 5 years thinking: "I hate this piece of ****". That, and buying additional hardware, reinstalling software and experimenting various combinations of EVERYTHING to have a smooth experience. Now, I can affirm that a smooth experience can't be had on a PC. You can do a lot of interesting things with PCs. Many things you can't do with a Mac, even. But if you want a Mac-like desktop experience... no way. Oh, by the way, Macs are also very affordable, in comparison with all the money I spent on junk over the past 5 years. As soon as I land a decently-paying project (not easy in the current economy) I'm throwing all of this garbage out of the window, burning the desk, too, and then I'll get a MBA or a Mac Mini (more likely a MBA) and a shard of glass to put it on. What do you think?