Hi all Just yesterday I received my first ever Mac - a bottom end MacBook Pro costing me a total of £905. I have to admit to feeling a bit disallusioned about it right now as there's nothing about the OS that's really jumped out at me as being a WOW kind of thing. The hardware itself is lovely, and the trackpad is really nice (other than it being quite stiff and difficult to press), but I don't feel like that alone is worth £905. I've installed a few familiar bits of software like Firefox and Trillian, and I've setup my email in Mail, but I'm now sort of scratching my head and wondering 'what now'? There are a number of things I can't figure out like how to get a 'network places' type window as per Windows so that I can see and browse the contents of all my networked PCs. Each time I want to access a shared folder I'm having to use the 'Go' - 'Connect to Server' and manually type in the address of the computer I want to access. I would have expected all my network shares to appear in 'Go' - 'Network', but this is totally empty. I also can't find a way to show desktop, or minimise all windows, and windows appear to have no facility to snap to a grid; rather, you have to manually line them up to sit alongside one another. Is there a setting I'm missing somewhere for these? I might have slight OCD as I have to admit to feeling a bit anxious about my desktop looking so messy! Another thing that's making me feel a bit disallusioned right now is the apparent massive reliance on keyboard shortcuts to get things done. As a rule, I hate keyboard shortcuts, and I'd much rather avoid them at all costs! However, it seems that OSX has been built on the premise of the keyboard being the main way to issue commands rather than the mouse, and that isn't conjusive to the way I use my computer. I guess this is so fundamental to the way OSX works that there is simply no way of getting by without having to use keyboard shortcuts? I was like a kid at Christmas waiting for this MBP to arrive, but I very much had that sinking feeling last night. I'm disappointed because everything points to this being a cracking machine, and people rant and rave about how great OSX is. I really want to love it, but that £905 credit card bill is niggling at the back of my mind, and that's an awful lot of money for a machine that looks pretty, but otherwise isn't anything special. Are there any pointers or things that I can do to make me see the value of this thing? I want to give it a fair chance and see if it manages to pick things up as I have 14 days to decide whether to send it back for a refund. Are there any things I can install and do with it that'll blow my mind and realise the potential? Many thanks for any advice and ideas. Michael.