Hello Forum, I have an honest question; why a Mac? I've been scraping up every penny I get here and there and saving it for my new desktop. I'm reaching my goal and I should be able to afford the high end iMac. I love OSX, I think that the iMacs are a center piece of the workplace, but, for the same price I could completely exceed the specs of the iMac. If I chose PC rout I will be building my own, I have the know how and I enjoy working with technology in this way. Here's my shopping list so you can see why I'm not convinced. Please do not say "you don't have to get this... etc" I do, if I'm spending 1400+ I might as well go all the way so I wont have any regrets. iMac 27' with the i7 core, 8gb of ram (I only want 6 but there's no option) This adds up to the whopping total of $2400 usd. On the PC front. I would buy the same i7 core used in the iMac, I would only buy 6gb of ram, but I would still have the option to upgrade if I needed to. 2 GTX 260's, 2 Asus 21.5' monitors. this adds up to $1900. The mouse and keyboard and OS aren't included but I'm pretty sure I could get some nice gear for $500. Also before you say anything about the ram, I could also get that within the $500 leftover. I can also OC my pc to get more out of it. I don't get virus', never have, I doubt I ever will. If you get virus' you are either a) downloading something you shouldn't have or b) at sites you probably shouldn't be at. So that's not a factor. Apple's slogan "It just works..." doesn't really apply to me either. I know you need to tinker with your PC from time to time to get it to work, and since I'm building it... I'll be tinkering alot, but again; I enjoy doing that. I'll be left out in the cold when it comes to customer service with a PC. I'll also be out of the 'cool people group' but I'm willing to risk that. I love windows, but I love OSX. It's a toss up either way. This will mostly be used my persuit in a career in Video editing. I like adobe product which are available on both platforms. I also like to play video games, this is something that the Mac cannot do, don’t lie to yourself. Although it is a major plus for the PC it is not enough to deter me from buying a Mac (I’ll just use my Xbox.) So basically, why would I pay a premium on the Mac? I don’t care about the main reasons why most people switch to mac. I’m just not convinced yet. Granted I’ve been talking to EXTREMELY biased PC users, So now I’m giving the Mac users their say. (Yes I’ve talked to people at the Apple store and its like talking to a cult) Let me know if there's anything I've left out that you'd want to know about me. Please tell me where my assumptions and limited experiences about the iMacs and OSX are off.