hmm. just gonna throw my opinion in here,,
i reckon macs are for normal everyday people who don't know a thing about pc's, have never bought one before, haven't done any research (at all)...
it's used becuase it's a newbie-user interface, aside from programs used for video editing etc. but even then i think they have detailed tutorials for those sorts of programs.
for other people, even a person who know what a processor is, pcs are the way to go in terms of communication and gaming.
last year, when i didn't know a thing about computers, my dad bought a new computer, the 24-inch imac.
know, early this year, when i started getting to know computers, and i found out that he payed $3500 AUD ($2,706 USD) for a computer with a 2.7ghz processor, 4gb of ram and a 256mb graphics card, i pretty much blew my nut.
considering i could have built a much better computer for that amount of money, and done so much more stuff with it.
how frustrating >