I thought I couldn't afford a Mac, but after two Vista-related crashes that meant sending my laptop in for manufacturer's repairs, I couldn't afford Microsoft's latest operating system. It took me awhile to decide, but I finally bought a MacBook with an Ipod touch to replace my aging pocket pc.
What sold me was not only the way I loved the MacBook I borrowed for a few weeks but also the training classes offered at the Apple store a few miles from my house. For $100 a year, I can get as many one on one training sessions as I want and can even interchange them with other family members, taking classes in everything from web design to digital photography.
There is a learning curve involved, but these things are very intuitive and just feel more useful and more dependable thus far. I've spent a lot of time selecting the right software for various functions, but there is a committed community of Mac using attorneys and even a website called Criminal defense law with an apple that I've found helpful.
It will take me a little while to convert, but it already feels worth the price. Oh yeah, my old laptop's for sale on Ebay if anybody wants it...