I'm sure you guys get a hell of a lot of these posts around here, but I've been someone who's struggled to take the dive for... well years I guess! I've always been pretty fascinated by Macs, my biggest turnoff has always been the fact that I am what you'd probably consider a "hardcore gamer", not so much in the amount of games I play but the time I invest in a few. Anyway without baffling you with my story, the addition of Bootcamp has began to edge me towards the purchase of a Mac, specifically the highest end one, this would allow me to play the one game that isn't on OS X, Lineage 2, the other three I currently play are BF2142, WoW and WC3 which all work I believe. I recently (end of January) built a topend Custom PC that cost me around £1100 total w/ Monitor, however after a month of using Vista (64bit Business Edition) I'm almost deadset on getting rid of this thing on eBay in short order, I'm just sick to death of Windows and seriously wondering if there is something better. So I'm posed with the choice of after selling this PC of what to do next, right now I've narrowed it down to either buying a lower-end PC from somewhere like Dell, and getting a Console to compliment it, or buying a Mac, on which the iMac seems to suit me best for price-performance. My questions are as follows: 1. Are Macs/OS X just a novelty? Does the shininess and "newthinking" wear off quickly and leave a bitter taste of regret in your mouth for buying one? 2. How easy is it to expand the memory in an iMac, and would I just remove the Apple memory that comes with it and replace the whole thing with 4GB? 3. Is AppleCare worth it? Is it true that if I don't spend £170 on the thing that if my Mac breaks after 90 days that I have no recourse for having it repaired/replaced? 4. I've tried to sift through the massive speculation thread on the iMac update here, but what is truly most likely? A Graphics update would probably seal the deal for me, but even then I don't want to wait much longer than June (which is when it's supposed to be updated?). 5. How exactly does Bootcamp work, is it as simple as Dualbooting with an XP install? Or is it full of bugs/annoyances? 6. Will OS X see a new version any time soon? (10.6?), is there any news on this? I realise some of you might think I'll get a heavily biased opinion on some of those questions, but it's a 1000x more impartial than if I posted on a PC Tech forum and get 100 people telling me how Macs are a joke. hmm this got much longer than I intended, but I'd appreciate any answers and extra advice you can give me, thanks a lot for your time either way!