Owned an iPod once and that was a not-so-great experience, then I thought, well, maybe I'll give their computers a try. Purchased a Mac Mini, thinking there would be some great thing about owning a "Mac" not! All hype and no delivery. Wait, I take that back . . . they made made 'feel' great after I installed it, like I'd joined some great club, and it's SO pretty, heh. Anyhow, the performance was nothing compared to the computer I recently built for nearly the same price (not to mention that in Windows 7, everything just works). Things simple as "going to sleep" in OS X automatically failed to work; glitches, etc. How annoying coming from a supposed 'superior' computer. Oh, and also, the one tech support person that I did speak with during my experience, well, let's just say that I was more technically knowledgeable than he was. Sad. So maybe people buy into hype and marketing since it makes them feel good to belong to a club, but I see no "real" benefits of owning one, other than what a friend mentioned: hardware is the same, therefore, good for video editing. And really, OS X is not the greatest in my opinion. Everything is overpriced! Disagree, Mac fans? That's fine, as we all have our preferences, however, some people need to wake up! P.S. Here is come nice information as why you shouldn't buy a Mac! P.P.S. I take that back. There is actually ONE good reason for buying a Mac: Resell value! I sold mine faster than a hotcake on Craig's List for nearly the same price I'd bought it for. Yeah, he was Mac-enthused!