Well, I made the switch This is my first Mac (well, not counting my iPhone, which I absolutely love!). I currently have 5 Windows machines throughout the house/garage (3 desktops, 1 laptop, and 1 HTPC). I spent about an hour or so yesterday afternoon at the local apple store and finally walked out with a 15" MacBook Pro (Glossy) with 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB Memory, & 120GB HD. I used my Govt. discount and got it for $1839 + tax. I also got the $99 printer (free after rebate) and also purchased 12 months of .mac for $69 (after $30 instant savings). Been setting things up here today and so far I am quite impressed. Now, my initial question: 1) Using Windows Programs: Is it better to just buy the mac versions of software such as Microsoft Office or will my Windows copy of Office 2007 work fine if I just buy "Parallels Desktop for Mac"? That's really all I have right now...I'm sure I'll add some additional questions here as I get things finalized on my new mac...so far...so good!