Nearly a year ago, I moved to Mac.
I recall it quite clearly when it happened. I was planning a new Windows Box purchase as soon as Windows 7 came out. Then I had a virus on my computer, which I managed to fix. My wife and roommate of the time, both Mac users, had long been suggesting I use a Mac.
So after having blown an evening dealing with my first virus infection in years (apparently due to a PDF vulnerability), I began reflecting on the advantages of having a Mac:
* All the basic software I need.
* Great service and support.
* Much less viruses and such targeting it – and good onboard security to boot.
* Long lifespan.
This all added up though to one, important thing – less frustration.
I'm a busy person. I'm a PM in technology, and thus no longer being a programmer, a computer crisis is not a Valuable Learning Experience. I can't imagine what computer problems are like for people who don't have an IT background, though I can guess from the amount of times my friends and I play tech support.
But Mac is relatively frustration-free. Mac is fast, slick, sexy, and gets the job done.
That's what I wanted. That's why I got a Mac. It's also a reason I hear for a lot of people using a Mac.