First: I am not a troll. Computing background - used Macs for over 20 yrs - use PCs at work - power user with some apps - complete novice with other apps Current needs - portablity BUT with workstation power - use Final Cut Studio to edit home movies - use OpenOffice because it is free - whole lot of obsure PC programs that I must use - overall I am very knowledgable in the my specific needs - BUT I have a unwavering opinion on everyone's else needs MY ISSUES 1. Price - when you compare the price of PC against equivalent Mac, they are always different, some more expensive, some less, BUT NEVER THE SAME PRICE! - Apple say it is because Macs are a different color and the logo's are hand built, BUT that is rubbish - so why dont Apple make cheaper machines in every category? because they just want to make money, makes me sick 2. Software - I dont care that Apple bundle h/w and s/w together, because I can get a PC with Vista and it is the same - well except all the PC s/w works differently and is not integrated - but that is a training issue only - PC apps are the same as OSX apps (eg. Photoshop), sure the UI is different, but apart from that they are the same - so why do I need OSX? 3. Historical comparison - it is pretty obvious that you can still run OSX on PPC hardware that in many cases is more cost effective than buying a new machine - therefore all new Apple Intel machines are a ripoff because they cost more and there are some bugs that my friend's friend has experienced 4. Reliability - I have read all the major Mac user forums and have discovered that a majority of people posting on them have hardware problems - therefore it is pretty obviously that Apple does not care about quality control - people (mainly in the US where return policy is very liberal) have returned dozens of faulty machines - I myself have returned 10 XSERVES because they are so f***ing NOISY So Apple WAKEUP AND SMELL THE COFFEE! Or pretty soon you WILL lose all your valuable Mac forum posters ... it would number in the thousands. Think about that all that lose revenue. We just want to be able to run Final Cut Extreme on a Mac Mini with a 42" monitor for under $1000, is that too much to ask?