After using Windows and Microsoft Office products all my life, I now own a Mac Book Pro. (To admit that I well remember when Windows was a new concept dates me, doesn't it? I was using computers long before that.) My IBM Thinkpad finally started getting so unreliable--after several replacement parts and re-installations--that we made the jump to a Mac Book. The Thinkpad was a good laptop for me, but its time has come to be a behind-the-scenes machine. Once all of my stuff has been tranferred over to the Mac Book, my husband will rebuild the Thinkpad to become a "desktop" computer that stays plugged in all the time (it has developed power management issues) and only has a few applications running on it.
My husband is a "technology early adopter," which means he's always finding out about the latest technology and buying it first. I'm a "technology resister." I'm comfortable with what I have, I know how to use it, and, unless it breaks, I'm not going to jump to the newest whatever.
Recognition of these traits is important. My reluctance to adopt new technology has at times meant I've continued to work the hard way when something new would have made my job much easier. I've migrated more to the center of that technology range, having a willingness to look at new things and see if they would be an improvement.
I'm excited about the Mac Book, but so far I haven't had a chance to play with it, since Steve has been busy installing printer drivers and transferring all of my email and documents over. Some day I'll get to actually use it.