I think it was when my wife said "Why did we never do this before" that I realised it was a good decision. I'll admit, I was lucky. I was effectively 'given' a 3-month old iMac 24" with all the gubbins ... cordless mouse and keyboard, the 8Gb iTouch [but I had to buy the clever Â£200 wireless hub and back-up system]. I've been a "user" since around 1988. I've worked in MS-DOS, used Word for DOS, and Wordperfect for DOS, and pretty much everything that Mr Gates could sell me in a moment of weakness. At one stage She and I had our own PCs on a network at home, feeding 2 printers and other peripherals. Subsequently, having burned out, screwed up, over-loaded and generally screwed more PC systems than MoD, a couple of years ago I bought Â£3.5K of Alienware ... in part to play graphics-heavy games like Flight Sim and The Sims. OK, I degraded the system with dust and cigarette smoke, so the twin-SCSI drives died and one of the DVDR drives doesn't [at times]. And ... THE NOISE. Despite the liquid cooling to hep the quad-SLI graphics cards and stuff, the sound of howling fans could be heard over all 4 floors of Sophist Towers. And now ... PEACE. The iMac is silent. I mean you cannot hear it. No cables everywhere, and I don't have time in my life for games anymore anyway. And ... to my pleasant surprise ... I'm finding the operating system really quite easy to understand. Oh, yes ... and it doesn't crash at random intervals, and Mr Gates doesn't run my computer's life any more, and it's quick as a quick thing, and it looks cool, and the desktop is tidy and clear for working with paper [which still exists, BTW]. And the best bit? The 24" display, and Apple's system, makes multi-tasking on screen just an utter doddle. "Why didn't we do this before, dear?"