Well, I did it. I made a decision and bought a Mac. So far, I really, really like it. I have to figure out how to manage photos yet because right now they are all in the downloads folder. I just hate reading instructions and I am not fluent in computerese. I have managed to post a few pictures, find my way around the web, and even draw on my Bamboo tablet. I can check my email, buy new patterns (can't do without that feature), tell what time it is, and even listen to some music. Maybe by next week, I'll have most of the bugs worked out.