Unlike many here who seem to hate MS Windows, I can't really complain about the version I prefer and run on 5 PCs including the one I use at work, Win2000. I've been building my own PCs for years and don't really NEED another computer but after hearing, reading Mac people boast about their Macs, I'm curious. To be totally honest, I've never even used a Mac but I'm seriously considering buying a good used Mac just to give it a trial run and see how I like it. I have a decent digital camera and although my pics look good to me on my PCs, it's been said that pics look better on Macs. I'm looking at several G4s at Ebay and some are seemingly "affordable". Before I take the plunge, does anyone here have any opinions, suggestions on what to stay away from for a novice Mac user (newbie)? I'm open to any ideas, what's a "must have" vs "don't get ...." Speed wise, how does a G4 450mhz rate against an Intel cpu in comparison? I don't need dual cpus or 1ghz of ram but I'd like something that's reasonably fast so that I'm not dissapointed. My fastest PC runs an AMD 1.4 ghz T-bird cpu with a Seagate cheatah 15,000 rpm SCSI HDD (worlds fastest HDD) and 500 mhz of PC 2700 DDR ram. At this point I'm not considering a drastic "switch" per-se, I'd just like a Mac to play with.