I've owned my current iBook for many years now, and my parents were thinking about getting a new computer for well over a year now, but due to financial reasons (planning a trip to Mexico), they didn't think of getting a new computer as a priority. They currently have a custom built machine that's just a piece of trash, some parts reaching over 8-9 years old. Well anywho, my parents decided that it's time for a new computer for themselves, something my mom, who is computer illiterate, can use. Today the PC had it's monthly crash, which I had to fix, so they decided it was time for a new computer ASAP, since it's obvious that the machine is going to break down again within another few weeks (because it does it like clockwork), and I'm heading to Quebec for 3-4 months in a couple weeks. They decided it was best to buy a Mac now, and not put up with a broken machine for x months. They decided on a 2.4Ghz 24" iMac, we were going to wait, since there's the possibility of a refresh very soon, but since the current computer is very unreliable, it was time for a new machine. I'm sure it will be a machine that my mom will be able to use with ease, she gets confused over nothing on the current PC.