My computer history goes back to the early 1960s so I have used, maintained, and programmed a wide variety of computers from high-powered one of a kind military machine to the simplest personal computer. As a result Ive long ago learned to be very tolerant of the short comings of both software and hardware. About two years ago I bought a Mac Mini, big HD and lots of RAM, and put it to work in parallel with my Windows machines (one XP and one Vista). That little box is very impressive: small size, inexpensive, reliable, more than adequate OS, and good range of available software. After about a year I was super enthusiastic about Macs and was on the verge of buying a $3,500 Mac Pro, but first I wanted more information so I started reading several Apple Forums, including this one. It didnt take long to decide that this is the premiere Mac forum, so I stuck here and tried learning. I quickly found that questions that acknowledged that the asker had previously been a PC user were answered with sarcastic and smart-ass remarks and only occasionally with useful help. Going into three local area Apple stores I found the same attitude as I had found here Macs and OS-X were treated more like a religion than a toolset. I tried to ignore the fan-boy attitude, but found that without becoming (or at least acting like) a fan-boy there was no support community. Just recently I decided to sell this pretty little baby computer just too much hassle to get simple questions dealt with. Now it is gone. Its a terrible shame because the code core of OS-X is far superior to anything that Microsoft has ever produced. Its only the user interface that sucks and Apple isnt likely to fix any of it since it actively seeks customers with that fan-boy attitude. All you have to do is watch the Mac vs PC TV commercials they make it fun to make fun of Microsofts and Vistas shortcomings. The commercials are funny and entertaining, but they attract a lot of 14 y.o. attitudes to the Mac ranks; and those 14 y.o. fan-boy attitudes have chased me away from Apple. Bye guys, -Nick T.