Okay, I've ready the mac website's arguments to convert to mac. I've talked with friends who have them, (and pretty much everyone loves their mac. I don't think i've met someone who said they hatted it. Compared to pretty much everyone who owns a PC.) But, i'm not quite ready to drink the Kool-Aid yet. Mac's are expensive. And i'm not sure I'm ready to drop the dough on one. I've pretty much never had a PC that didn't crash within a year. Every PC i've ever had became pretty mun inoperable with spyware, virus or just general hardware or software failure. After spending 4 hrs on Microsoft support with a technician as he fixed my media center I realized I'm sick and tired of buying crappy 1/2 broken PC's. The funniest thing about it was that I bought the media center PC for those features but ended up not being able to use it after 3 months of using it. Will I REALLY notice a difference switching to a mac? I'm going to be doing video editing, writing screenplays and video production business on it, (aside from normal stuff like watching DVD's, email, web surfing..pictures..etc.) I'm thinking of getting a Macbook Pro 17" pimped out with the high rez display, and the largest HD they offer. I'll upgrade the ram myself later on to save some money. I've also thought of buying a refurbished mac. I'm thinking MacBook Pro because I have a small apartment and My PC tower pretty much takes up all the available space in my office. Any ideas on how to get one for a cheeper price? Do I need Apple care? I bought the "extended warantee" on my Gateway PC at Circuit City and when I called because I had a software problem they said it only covered software for 30 days. I said that my "extended warantee" I paid $170 covered me for 3 years. Alas, it was a lie. Is the Apple Care program worth it? or is it worthless profit padding by apple?