The answer to the question in the title is pretty obvious. They are simply amazing, incredible computers. I personally own a MacBook Pro and it is the best computer I have ever used. Sure there was a small period of time it took to get used to Mac OS X, but it was worth it. Yes I know I sound like a huge Apple fan boy right now and that is probably because I am one. Macs are so smooth and elegant yet extremely powerful and user friendly. The only catch is the big price. These computers will take a large chunk out of your bank account but they are worth it! Mac users almost never have trouble with their computers that require funds to be fixed. Lots of people complain they can't play games on Macs. I am telling you this is not true. Developers are now making versions for Windows and OS X because Apple has gotten so popular. There are a few games and other programs not available for Mac but dual-booting takes care of that. Windows computers simply cannot compete with Macs. So don't let the price point and negative criticism discourage the purchase of a Mac.