I hope this is in the right section. This is for anyone who wants to share why they switched to mac, what they switched to/from and when. I switched earlier this year after suffering years of constant headaches with XP. In 2001 I bought (with help from my dad) my first PC, I was quite excited as all we had was Windows 98 and I had seen XP about, I knew nothing about macs then btw. After looking around, and seeing the terrible offerings, we decided to build our own rig, £500 later I was a very happy chappy, I bought an Windows XP upgrade disc and was ready to see the new OS. It was all well and good, until about a month down the line, I got the BSOD, alot, then freezing, alot then i got corrupted start up files, within 2 months my brand new pc was worthless, I had to re-install XP, within a month the same thing had happened. This went on for just over a year (12 or 15 times in total maybe), when one day, 3 days before christmas, I got told my serial number was no longer valid because I had installed XP too many times. I snapped. Since that day I have never bought any Microsoft software and refuse to ever buy any ever again, I downloaded XP Pro Corporate and began saving up for a mac. I was constantly mocked by a friend of mine who is a complete XP fan boy, every day he would show me sites that where selling new PC's for half the price of the currant iMacs, I kept explaining to him that Final Cut isn't on PCs so I'm not interested, but he wouldn't listen. During 2005 - 2006 I lost all my data on my PC from a virus, so did my dad, we both had norton security suite 2005, waste of money. I almost failed my course because I lost all my college work. On Febuary 2006 I finally got this iMac, it helped me get 2 Distinctions and 1 Merit in BND Media (I used it to create my Final Major Project on) and I am still amazed by how good it is. Sorry it's a bit of a long story but there you go.