I'm a University of Colorado at Boulder Student, and was genuinely surprised to see the abundance of Macs in use on campus when I first started. I would put the number at around 60% of all computers here. To a Mac fan on the outside, this may sound like a great situation. Clearly these people know what it means to use a really great computer, and they must have reasons for choosing it, right? Wrong. It's really quite obnoxious to me how much of a status thing it is to use a Mac here. I'm not going to deny that status is at least part of the reason to own a Mac, but I've sort of always seen it as a way of life, bringing with it a set of beliefs about computing and how it should be done. I can't help but cringe at the sight of a makeup-claden sorority girl open up her 13 inch MacBook Pro plastered with stickers to reveal a dock that takes up a quarter of the screen, filled only with Safari, Word, Spotify, and Skype, her desktop cluttered with un-ejected disk images that have been there since God knows when. I just don't see the justification in getting an (at least) $1200 computer if this is all you're going to do with it. I think that this is sort of how and why Mac people get a bad rap in some PC communities for not being able to use computers. Buy a $400 PC laptop or an iPad. This has really just been my ranting, but I just want to see what people think about this.