Hi, I just picked up a 24 in iMac 2 weeks ago and I love it to death. I went onto this forum recently to check things out. What I've noticed, and this might be due to the increasing switcher community, is that some mac people go to great lengths to scrutinize every flaw in the hardware (whether it be dead pixels or smudges and scratches), resulting in many trips to the apple store/exchanges. Isn't the point really the fabulous software and computing experience? I know this type of thinking is really prevalent on my college campus, where people mainly pick up a mac because of the hardware and aesthetics. Coming from a long-time Thinkpad user, the idea of using keyboard covers and wrist guards is just ridiculous - but it seems like 1/5 macbook users have em. It just seems that this goes beyond the point of getting a mac. What is irksome is that to a degree this might contribute to a premium normal people have to pay for a mac (even insignificantly). Your thoughts.