Every once in a while an issue arises that demands our thoughtful consideration. So I ask you: are you a Mac or a PC?
Once, when I was young(er) and ignorant in the ways of the world, I called Macintosh "Macintrash" and trumpeted the superiority of Microsoft. I rescind these thoughtless words as I sit typing on my Mac computer.
I know it depends on what you use the computer for (as an artist I find Macs better suited for my work, but I understand that programmers prefer Windows still). When I purchased my new Mac I gave my old MacMini to my mother, who is still trying to understand it and I think still prefers the Dell machine she uses at work. My father loves Macs however, and swears the next computer he gets will be one. But being something of a techie himself, he favors the Linux system above all else.
How about you? Or does it really matter? Macs are so expensive and that is really my only objection to them. I about broke my budget getting this one, but I love it so I won't complain. Apple's become trendy (my fellow artsy people view Steve Jobs with reverence) but I don't think that dismissal of pop culture--in this case--ought to overshadow the genuine appeal of these machines.
I do, however, keep my Dell computer handy although using it is a pain now. There are yet some programs only available to PC that I wish would make the jump to Mac already.