I like the current OS and have long appreciated the solid products Apple brings to the marketplace. The company and its culture are flawed, but compared to other choices they continue to stand above the crowd. As I spent some time at the Apple Store yesterday, it is painfully clear that the majority of preloaded items will never be utilized (if even opened) once purchased. That leaves me in a position of paying for a machine that is dependable and stable, but will unquestionably be well rested during its lifetime. Everyone's computer use is tailored to personal interests and/or business needs, but I would be perfectly content using AOL, Safari, iTunes, iPhoto (in a limited way) and a basic Word processor. Too bad they don't offer customizable iBook and PowerBook Lite models.