Hi friends! My name is Sal and I am a semi-new member here... I really enjoy reading the discussions but haven't posted much. As of now, I have been a Windows PC user since I first got a computer (i'm 22, almost 23 and have been using computers for over a decade). However, I have used Apple [non-PC] products for years, like iPods, iPod touch and iPhone. After my recent iPhone 4 purchase, whether coincidentally or not, I am VERY happy to say that I have finally made the decision to switch to a Mac!! (waiting on the new iMac upgrade before making my purchase). Don't get me wrong, I have always highly admired Macs and have used them all throughout school and college as well, however I have never had my own. I think part of the reason was because I was naive and didn't think that having a Mac was practical, or that it wouldn't be compatible with a lot of programs and such. Another reason was the cost factor, since Macs generally cost a bit more than their Windows-based counterparts. Anyway, enough rambling, but I am indeed excited to become a Mac guy ! My question, however, is what you guys think about the future of Apple and the future of desktop computers in general. Do you think that soon the desktop will become obsolete? I know that Steve Job's recent comment about the PC era being over has stirred a lot of discussion about this. Or will the general public still keep buying computers for years to come despite the fact that tablets and smartphones meet most of their computing needs? I guess in a way I *don't* want the PC era to be over, because I still feel that desktops offer something that mobile devices do not or could not. What do you guys feel? What are your opinions? I know this topic has been touched on in the forum already but I'd like to see what more of you think.