Forgive my ignorance here possibly, but I have been giving something a lot of thought over the past few days and I havent though of a reasonable answer. If Apple transition over to Intel, with OSX running on x86 the software for Windows (Games) will still be needed to be ported over to work in OSX now PPC isnt going anywhere so that would mean a games developer to support the Mac and PC would now have to do three versions of the game, one for Windows, one for OSX and one for PPC I have heard about software being released that works on both Intel and PPC MACS but surely this will push software/games developers away from the Mac not towards it. They can either port to x86 only and lose most of the current user base, port to PPC only and neglect the new systems or just forget it and stick with PC which they know will be worth the investment. I dont know what Apple intend to do with PPC, I for one would rather buy an Apple with a Gx PPC cpu of sorts rather than an x86 variant of an Intel. I have always seen Apple as a true alternative to PCs, not just a pretty OS but also different hardware a different approach. Seems to me they will lose this when MacIntels become the dominant system. I pray that apple will keep selling PPC systems too! My personal preference is that id much rather upgrade 1-2years down the line to a G6-7 than some Intel based system. How can you justify the prices, the build quality will still be there im sure but what you have essentially is a PC in a MAC case. I can see hardcore PC users buying Macs so they can duel boot and have OSX and XP and that means even less reason to develop for MAC OSX.. I can also see the x86 system being cracked at some point allowing it to run on non-apple hardware.. which will be bad news. Dual booting with XP has no appeal to me at all, im getting a Mac to get away from Windows not so I can use it again. The switch to Intel to me personally is just making me worry about future support for MAC OSX. Are new games and software developers really going to adopt Mac OSX knowing its changing to X86 will they want to develop their software for both x86 and PPC?? Think of the extra cost to target a smaller (and now scattered) amount of users compared to just making one for the PC that is compatible with ALL PCs. Guess its too late in the game to hope Apple will rethink this choice. I hope they survive it, as a brand and as a company.