Hi all- I've been patiently waiting for the back to school sale and the MBA refresh to purchase my first Mac. With the recent rumors, that day may be here shortly (but I have been following long enough to take everything with a grain of salt). The power under the hood, longevity, ease of use, and portability has convinced me to make the switch from PC. But most of all, I've amounted a collection of Apple peripherals (iphone, multiple ipods, nano, and ipad 2) over the years and look forward to everything being synced, especially considering the announcement of iCloud. After researching specs on this website and others, I believe the MBA will suffice for my needs. I will only use the MBA for email, browsing, music, and streaming netflix/hulu. I may store photos on it (and not many at that), but I will not be doing any heavy editing (my long time girlfriend inherited a hand me down SLR, but really hasn't put it to use. She claims after this purchase she will begin taking Aperture, photoshop, etc classes, but even if thats true, as a novice, will we really need more power?). At most, I believe this MBA's biggest workload will be having multiple, large word documents and pdfs open, and the occasional spreadsheet. As a first time Mac purchaser, I have two questions: 1. I'm not familar with Mac OS X, at all. I realize Lion will be out in July. I'm wondering whether I should wait for the release of Lion to make my purchase. If I buy now, I will be learning how to use Mac OS X on a soon-to-be outdated OS. It seems counterintuitive to learn how to use an OS that will soon be disappearing. I know the upgrade to Lion will be free, but it seems sensible to learn a new OS on the most recent OS. What are everyone's opinions on this? 2. In my profession, Word is almost always used. Thus, it is a foregone conclusion that I will be purchasing Word for Mac. Because the MBA doesn't have an optical drive, is Word available for download on the Mac App store? Also, if I work on a Word document at work on a PC, and work on the same Word document at home on a Mac, will the transition be seamless? Or are there any discrepancies I should be aware of? Thanks for the input.