Well dejavu. I'm planning to switch to mac after using Windows ME then Windows Vista for such a long time (7 years) but since I'm only 14 it will take a long time to save up for a macbook pro or imac. Now I'm wondering if I will even like os x. (my mac experience is very limited I used System 6 (I think) to mac os x 10.0) At a school. But a school won't tell you very much if you will like it. Here's some stuff I'm interested in: -Programming -Computer repair -Video editing (only used Window's movie maker and Sony Vegas PRO trial) -Linux -Virus/Spyware removal -Garage Band (my school had garage band and I was in love with it) -3D modeling (blender) -Tweaking -Doing risky stuff (Like doing a risk take such as installing another os by partitioning for my first time) -Being reliable when I'm sad (I actuall don't like ease of use and reliability sometimes it's not awarding lol. That does not matter at all lol) -using windows (under bootcamp if have mac) -Researching Here's some stuff I hate: -Being locked in (not able to install linux for example) -Too easy to use that a computer newbie can become pro (it's offending to people who spend years learning about computers--in my opinion) That's about it. But I do want my computer (if i choose imac or macbook pro) to last a couple of years. The reason why I'm asking this is because Macintosh computers are normally a bit over priced. and I want to build my own computer, but the mac is the only thing that I might choose over it. I will use this in High School and I might use this to help repair computers (might use Windows). I will stop by an apple store to try it out but not for a couple of weeks and that won't tell me if I will. Since normally I have to get involved (tweak, change, mod, learn alot about it. This normally takes about a week.) Operating systems before I like them. No biased answers like "mac's are so reliable" "Windows Sucks" Thank you.