Yeah, I sucked you in with that nasty post title, but I do have an honest question, and its been a while since we've talked about it, so here goes: I am a pretty avid Apple user, and am a 3D animator. Since I have been studying 3D (maya, Cinema4D), I have had little choice bu to learn on a variety of hardware, including SGI's, Macs, and PC's. Everyone here constantly butchers PC's and say how incredibly crappy they are, and in many cases that is true. However, they sure can work pretty d*mn well just like an Apple can. I guess what Im trying to say is, I see strengths and weaknesses in all platforms. The best system (hands down) to import/edit/cut/export Digital Video is definitely through Apple. However, for raw 3D rendering and Maya work, there simply isnt the processor power available through a Mac. Ive used Maya on both mac and PC, and the PC just handles it better (comparing both top of the line processors). Yeah, Windows sux, (big time, I do nothing but use OSX when I can) but a good XEON processor just outperforms the G4 in many/most cases. I think Apple is really behind in processor speeds (numbers and mHz/gHz aside, Im simply talking about actual, see-able performance) and it would be a shame to see Apple suffer even more market share losses. Their style, their Operating system, and their dedication to their consumers are rarities in the world of personal computing. Who knows. Maybe Quartz exrtreme will take care of the lags in 10.1.5 (yeah, they are still there) but it sjust getting frustrating watching the PC's really boosting performance. Im rambling. I really just want to know if anyone else can see the value in a variety of hardware in the personal computing industry, or just that everyone here is completely hung up on Apple, and they are the only viable company. I mean, if thats the case, then what about SGI with their O2's that can run circles around ANY Intel, IBM, AMD or Motorola (Apple) chip?