I have been using the iPhone and iPad since their release and have been impressed with the quality and craftsmanship and engineering of these products. I am a very technical and have been a developer on the Microsoft side for over 20 years. I am a guild leader (kin) in Lord of the rings Online. I build my own PCs and have cooled them with water and mineral oil. Because of the Apple HALO effect, I am considering getting the base model Quad Core Mac Pro. I have no problems running Windows but am tired of the Blotware. Linux is not there yet. Why a MP? Upgradeability, I can use a power ATI 5870 card, use my existing 30 in monitor. The MP should last me for a number of years. I can also start developing cool Apps. Issues... MP are twice as expensive as PCs. But I do love Apple products, OSX. I am I nutz ?