Ive been a Windows user for years and have been seriously considering switching to Mac, mainly for the much claimed superior OS stability. So what Im looking for is quality products, now and later. The Mac and Apple products in general are currently enjoying an unprecedented popularity. The Mac is very trendy these days. Several recent developments about Apple, however, make me wonder if a quality Mac platform is possible in the longer term. First is the apparent declining quality of Apple products. Sure, many may claim that Mac quality is still better than other PCs (and maybe it is), but the fact is that Mac quality seems to be on the down trend. There are many stories of longtime Mac users attesting to this. Technical service also appears to be declining, with longer wait times and service outsourced to foreign sites becoming more frequent. Is the Mac victim of its own popularity, with the growing demand and competitive pricing straining Apple and hampering quality, as has happened before to so many other companies? This is very scary since demand is likely to continue surging. Some estimates recently put the purchase intentions at 24% for Macs, vastly above the current market share. Will this growing demand worsen the quality problems? Although the Mac might indeed be good, I believe a significant part of the growing demand relates to trendiness and hype. And as history taught us before, trendiness and hype are rarely sustainable. So what will happen when this abates? After enjoying such a surge in market share and profits, Apple (like any other company would) will be under pressure to keep growing. How will it achieve this when the bubble of trendiness deflates? But cutting corners on quality to keep prices low and new customers coming? Thats not a platform Id like to be part of. I wouldnt want to migrate to a platform having increasing quality problems. Its just too bad; I like the Mac and for the right reasons. But Im afraid the current influx of Windows users will ruin it. Is that why were hearing rumors that the heir to Steve Jobs has been chosen? Is Jobs cleverly getting ready to ride the wave of Apple popularity to its height, and then leave someone else in charge to pick up the pieces when the unavoidable decline occurs? Please convince me it wont happen and Mac quality will return to its former level and be exemplary for years to come. Im tired of Windows problems and would really like to make the switch confidently.