I thought this might help those who are Windows users considering a switch to Mac.
I made the switch about two years ago. I was a total PC guy and used to mock those who pushed Apple on people.
Then, my wife went back to school to do Print Media. She needed a Mac, so we bought her a Mini (PP model). I found myself playing around on it and started to really like it. So, I sold my laptop and bought a 12 inch iBook. I was hooked. As soon as the MacBook came out, I sold the iBook and bought one.
Today, we have the following in our house:
MacBook (mine, first generation)
iMac (mine, just bought it on Saturday)
iBook (wife, 14" - will be up for sale in a few days)
MacBook Pro (wife, picking it up tomorrow)
MacMini (oldest daughter, intel based model)
Apple TV (everyone)
Airport Extreme (everyone)
We have one PC left in the house (a very old machine that my youngest daughter is using simply for writing school stuff (she's 10). We will replace that with another Mini before the end of the year.
Do I miss PC's? Nope. I do have Fusion and XP running on my MacBook, but I rarely ever use it (really, the only thing I like it for is a subtitler program. If I could find a decent one on the Mac side of things, it likely would be gone).
I have also converted nine friends over to Macs in that two year period. Every single one of them has told me that are very happy for switching.
What was the hardest part of switching? I'm curious.
For me, it was just getting used to the interface. I had so many "learned" shortcuts from all the years as a PC user ... it took a week or two before I found the Mac versions of the shortcuts.
At least one of the guys I convinced to switch runs his office networks. He told me that he almost switched back after the first week, because he found it hard to get used to a "new way" of doing things. However, about a month later, he bought his wife a Macbook.
If there's one thing that people say to me as a reason for NOT switching, it's price. Of course, once you explain to them the "real" cost of a Mac vs. PC, they realize there isn't as much of a price difference as one thinks.