As of today, my girlfriend and I have owned 9 Apple products. 8 of the 9 have failed. 3 15" MBPs - all DOA 2 MacBooks - 2 faulty logic boards 4 iPods - 3 hard drive failures, one took 4 months, one 2 weeks, one took 1 day. The two week old iPod had all of my backed up data from my MacBook on it (as the Genius suggested) when it failed. I called Apple today and talked to a supervisor, who said if I have any more problems to call him. That was before the replacement iPod I got this morning failed tonight. I am really struggling with not switching back right now. I don't want to put up with Windows ever again, but it may make work easier and I can't afford to have my computer and data gone again during school. Yes, there are so many arguments for buying a Mac - I've gotten 3 of my friends to switch. However, most of those arguments are software and I am coming to realize that if my computer doesn't work, all that software means nothing. EDIT: The only iPod that hasn't failed is a week-old replacement for another iPod.