Let me put it this way. I feel like I am driving a fine German automobile now. The visual organization, the ergonomics of typing on it, the metal frame, the NO viruses. It’s not hype and status at all. It’s just a very fine machine. There’s nothing wrong with a PC if you’re surfing the net (other than the crushing viruses that make you end up talking to someone in the Philippine) and doing your taxes but for film editing, music editing etc the mac is so much better.
I resisted for a long time but now I get it. I use a music program pro tools for example that is running smooth as silk now. That’s what prompted the change. I got my new toshiba home a couple weeks ago and it was TERRIBLE with the music program. I just decided, enough with this crap.
I am surrounded by mac snobs and have been for years and now I too can’t help but look at PC’s as though a Porsche owner looking at a Skoda.
So you ask me what I spent my money on (it was waaaay too much I agree)...quality, workmanship, longevity and a virus-free environment.
Yes, on a Windows system, you can laboriously remove all the crapware but I doubt you are able to get all the remnants completely out of the system unless you purchase a clean copy of the OS and wipe the hard drive completely.
I'm a bit anal like the guy who started this thread - I don't want any crappy applications on my system that I'll never use. Apple is the way to go if you want a completely clean system.