I've been away from using Macs for a long time because I couldn't justify the price per features... but I'm at a point now where my current needs/wants out of a laptop have directed me back towards the MBP I've considered every possible configuration for my needs, from a desktop+netbook+wacom tablet, to a tablet laptop, to just laptop, etc... and surprisingly, the only combo that makes sense now is a 13" MBP + Wacom tablet Basically, I've searched high and low for a laptop that meets these criteria: -Great battery life (as in more than 6 hours with regular Wifi usage) -Graphics power (for 3d modeling and gaming) -Ergonomic keyboard and trackpad (I am VERY picky about these) -Light and easy to carry (less than 5 pounds) Everything else is optional to me.... processor, hard drive, RAM, etc... are all second-tier features to me because if the above list is met, I just assume that the rest of the specs are adequate as well. And I can't find a single Windows laptop that meets my list... and the ones that (barely) do, are priced similar to the MBP! So yeah... I can't believe it but the MBP is no longer a "luxury" item to me... it seems to be the most logical laptop for what I'm looking for, and is priced competitively! Chime in if the MBP is actually the smartest buy for you, or if you can point me in the direction of a better/comparable Windows machine.