Part of what has made switching such a good move for me seems to be the stunning array of free quality software to do almost any job I need from my Mac. For example - needed to convert an mpeg2 file to DV. No problem - downloaded ffmpegX for free and job done. I don't know where I'd be these days without programs like handbrake and so on - I've been able to spec my Mac out without loads of great programs legally and for free. So am I seeing things through rose tinted glasses, or are there actually more good free apps available for the Mac than Windows? And if so, is there any reason for it? And it strikes me that this is another counter to the "Macs are too expensive" argument.