i've been watching these boards for a long time and have decided to ask for a few of your "unbiased" opinions. i currently have a iMac crt 266mhz and am looking to finally get a faster computer. mostly i surf, email, basic word proc. tasks. but i now own my own business and would like to do my own bookkeeping and such. my question is if the new imac, and the mac platform in general is a good choice tp suit these needs? gaming is not really an issue as i play console games. is the software i will require for my business needs available for the new os x and is it something my accountant who uses windows will be able to translate on his computer? i will say that i love the simplicity of a mac, as this is my 1st computer and i have little to no experience with windows. if i do make the switch to the dark side, is xp a bad choice for a user like myself? aside from the above listed requirements, i am interested in basic things like useful chat programs, compatibility with pda's, video-chat, creating digital photo/video products... nothing high end just basic fun stuff. would i be better off waiting for the new powermacs or going with a cheaper wintel box? i must admit it is frustrating to see all the wintel machines with similair configs but higher mhz for much cheaper, but i want a better user experience.