i was VERY close to buying a mac...i went to the apple store many times and played with the comps...i loved the os, so much better than winxp. the reason i did not buy one is because (1) unless you spend a lot of money for the g5, you simply cannot compete with pc's. the g4's, as nice as they are, cannot compare with pc's of the same price. (2) i wanted to build the computer myself.
still, i love the apple platform and would recomend it to anybody that wants the best consumer os made (imo). maybe in a couple years if i have money to blow i'll pick up a 12" pb for traveling