Hello everyone, I never thought I would post a message like the one I'm about to write. But here it is. I have received a brand new iMac. And 7 days later, I am putting it in its original box, in order to send it back to Apple. I don't want it anymore. What happened? Here is the full story. Years ago, my ex-girlfriend wanted to buy a computer. I told her about Dell and what she could buy, but she bought an iBook instead. I laughed at her and the only time I tried it, I found it so hard to use that I stopped after a few seconds. Years passed. Then came the iPod nano. I'll always remember the day after Steve Jobs introduced the iPod nano. It was in his small jean's pocket the all time! I kept looking at the promo pictures of the nano, comparing it with the size of the fingers on the pictures. I bought one and fell in love with it. This really changed my life. At that time, I was still using MiniDiscs and it was just a pain. And music is so important in my life. Then, there was the iPhone. I bought it. And as of today, my iPhone 3G is simply the thing that I ever bought. Simple. It is simply perfect the way it is. I wouldn't change a thing. Then came the MacBook Air. It was in the enveloppe the all time! That's when I started to surf Apple.com in order to know more about Mac OS X. This seemed to be THE thing. So, I waited more and then I made the decision: I would buy a Mac and leave for good the PC world. I waited like 5 months in order to be able to buy the refresh version of the iMac. I became obsessed with it! The more I waited, the more I wanted it. Every day I was reading Macrumors.com. It was imminent! New iMac. Then the Apple Store went down... and a few hours after, the new iMac arrived. I immediately bought it. I selected the best configuration: - 3.06GHz. - 8GB of RAM (it costed me like 1200$ to get 4GB of additional RAM, but I knew that if I didn't take 8GB I would always ask myself "What if I had taken more RAM?") - 1TB of HDD. - The best ATI graphic card (4850). - I also selected iWorks because I wanted to leave Microsoft for good. Total price? 4500$ (I live in Europe). This was frickin' expensive, three times the price of my car... But I wanted the ultimate computer... I had to wait like 4 weeks. It was just a long nightmare... But last week it arrived. My brand new iMac! I opened it and it was just gorgeous. Beautiful design, beautiful keyboard, beautiful mouse. I already knew them by heart. It looked just stunning in my office. I switched it on. Finally, it was time... WELCOME! It was just beautiful. Despite a dead pixel, everything was just perfect: the screen, Time Machine, the dock, the media center, the remote, the speed, everything. But something was really annoying. The mouse was kinda strange. I thought the feeling would pass after a while. But it didn't pass. I learned a few days ago that the curve of the mouse sensitivity is different on a Mac. So I downloaded every software I could (like USB Overdrive) in order to change that. But this didn't change. I kept clicking someplace else. And the MightyMouse itself is just crap. Big crap. You have to remove your left finger of the mouse in order to be able to do the right click. The wheel is just a nightmare to use. And the click is so loud. It feels like having a big rock in your hand. So I switched to a Logitech mouse and the result was better, but I still couldn't get pass this damn curve sensitivity. And day after day, I couldn't get this feeling out of my head. The OS looks "heavy". The windows aren't light as they seem in Windows (if you see what I mean). I cannot move into the folders as quick as I can in Windows with the keyboard. I learned all the Mac shortcuts, but it was really not as fast as on Windows. But I kept thinking that it was just me and that after a while it would pass. I tried iWorks but it wasn't as good as Office 2007 (which I love). So I bought Office 2008 for Mac. And I was badly surprised. The main feature of Office 2007 (the big menu bar) is not there on the Mac version. It is just a nightmare to use Office 2008, compared to the delight of Office 2007 (first good version of Office to this day). Then, I installed the Adobe CS4 studio. Again, a nightmare to use. Impossible to type down my code in Dreamweaver... On the other hand, this computer is just gorgeous in order to watch films, see pictures or play music. The remote is a delight to use. But I have to work with it... And since a few months, I am using Windows 7 Beta on my usual computer. And it is just great to use. I even use my real files with the Beta version! So, yesterday, I took the harsh decision. I removed all my files and put back the iMac into its original box. I'll call Apple and will send it back to them. This is a shame, I thought that using the iMac for the first time would be like the first time I switched on my iPod nano or my iPhone. Unfortunately, it isn't the case.