Monday morning was A-Day. Went to the Trafford Centre in Manchester and bought the entry-level iMac from a guy named Greg who looked like he had a really bad hangover. Got it home- connected the network cable, keyboard, mouse, speakers and then the power. Powered up with one eye shut- what if it has a bad screen gradient? Or stuck pixels? Or just doesn't boot at all? No worries- 60 seconds later, there it was. Answered all the start-up questions and I was up and running. Now, I'm not gonna lie. I was a Windows user for about 8 or 9 years before I decided to switch and I pretty much knew XP Pro back to front and inside out and switching to Leopard wasn't as easy as I'd thought. My learning curve's had to go vertical taking it all in. But I'm getting there- slowly but surely. Things like the OS X Tips Thread on here have helped tremendously. Now, let's look at my positives and negatives, starting with the negatives: The Mighty Mouse. The jury's out for now but I'm none to keen on it. It's still early days though. iPhoto. Hmmm, not actually sure I would have any use for this. It may prove it's worth for now, but at the moment I'm unconvinced I can get any use from it. Positives: This is the best looking computer I've ever owned by a country mile. It's gorgeous. This is the quietest computer I've ever owned. I was always looking at ways to silence my Windows box- quiet, volt-modded fans, water-cooling, expensive PSU's, fan controllers. And none of that comes close to how quiet this is. The display- no screen gradient, no stuck pixels and I actually like the glossy screen. Everything looks great. The keyboard. I just look for excuses to type stuff on this. It's outstanding and looks beautiful. Speed- for the cheap, entry-level iMac it's great. I can multi-task like a freak and it's fine. I still plan to upgrade to 4GB RAM soon though. Leopard- I could talk for hours about this, but I won't! Finder baffled the Hell out of me at first and I'm still getting used to the differences between Quitting and Hiding active programs etc but overall I think it's superb. I love Spaces and Quick Look and Spotlight. I keep finding little features that, after ten minutes, I couldn't live without! The biggest challenge was getting my Mum out from in front of the thing once I'd set the Mosaic screensaver running with family pictures!!! Overall I'm delighted I've switched. All that remains to be seen is how the Terratec satellite TV Tuner fares and I'll be saving for a Mini to replace my HTPC. I'm a delighted Mac owner now and loving OS X more every day. And I've not even had it a week yet!!!