couple weeks ago, my PC that i've had for many years (8 years) burned out on me. it was about time so i wasnt upset or anything. so i've been wanting to buy a new computer and now i'm in the "design" industry and i've used macs at work and school and anywhere else except my home. and people used to tell me how can you NOT have an apple if you're in design. well, i got by. anyways, since my PC is gone, i wanted to buy a new computer and i thought about buying mbp (my first laptop) but it seems like the update release got a little wacky this year unfortunately. so i was browsing around for more info and it seems like apple products aren't "top of the line" as they say in the tech. so why do people buy them? why should i wait until feb or march to buy a product that everyone kind of hypes up and costs so much more to have specs that's not really worth the money? am i paying extra for the name "apple"? i know it's "more reliable" "virus free" "safer" "user friendly" etc but i've used my PC desktop for 8 years with some problems granted but i did get by fine. and it seems like if your apple breaks down for some reason, it's better to buy a new one than to get it fixed usually right? i think they're saying it may cost more to fix it than to buy a new one. anyways, i just want to know why i should buy a mac other than the fact that they look pretty and it's the cool thing to have. why do YOU have a mac? thanks!!!