I know there have been literally a million threads, websites, interviews, commercials, etc. about this question. But, I don't usually get honest, detailed reasons as to exactly why. What I'm looking for are structured, well written and honest answers. I don't want something such as, "I like using OS X more than Windows." To me that really says, "I lived up to the advertising hype and bought a Mac." "I'm a switcher." (remember those days?) I'm young, only nineteen years old. I go to the University of Memphis, in Tennessee. I'm Chinese American, born in Pasadena, CA. Raised in Tennessee around Memphis. I don't have a degree in anything, I'm not an expert in anything, and I'm not really using refined English that one would find in a newspaper article. Hopefully this is legible to a majority of people who read these forums. The reason I first started using Apple computers is firstly because my elementary school had some sort of Macintosh computers back in the 90's. Probably some leftover Mac Classics from what I can remember. I didn't personally own one until I idolized my older cousin for a while, (specifically the past two years) and he's what you could call a proponent of Apple. He never really gives me specific reasons, but I just blindly agree with him. Right now, I only own a couple of older iPods since I sold my Macbook. I could definitely afford one (Mac Mini to mac pro), but what I have now is perfectly sufficient in my opinion. I have a self assembled PC, and a netbook for portability. I don't favor Windows, Linux distributions, or OS X. I've used all of them casually and like certain aspects of each. I suppose I'm at a point where the product doesn't fit with me. Granted, none of these operating systems are perfect, and I generally am fed up with all of them after certain events. I'd like a bit of background on everyone, and then go into why you use Macintosh computers, and how they improve your overall computing experience on every front. Monetarily, socially, mentally... Please try to be as unbiased as possible. But, this is open to any criticism. I understand people are going to be people and say the same thing they usually do. I just want to start some intelligent conversation.