Again: I’m self-employed, and my computer is my career lifeline. Apple doesn’t give me anything at all to declare my love for them, I just pink puffy heart them for being accessible and reliable. This is one area in which I’m willing to pay a little more, because it’s important to me. But for the casual at-home user, maybe there’s another brand that’s perfectly fine. Non-Mac folks, want to chime in with some suggestions?