I have just been peeking at some of the old messages on Post your Desktop.
I am a Mac user since 1984 and was constantly harangued with "It's a toy!" until Windows was released sometime around 1987.
Then the responses were "It's too expensive!" or "Apple is going to the Wall!" or "it can't run my PC software"
These days, none of these apply! A usable, funky Mac can be competitively cheaper than a Sony Vaio for instance, Apple has now overtaken Microsoft in capital value and, without compromising its awesome OS integrity, I can run a full PC on my quad core Mac as well as my industry Mac software!
My Macs (and Adobe software) have provided me with a fantastic career and good income doing what I enjoy.
Over the years I have had only 4 component failures on my 6 Macs. My PC owning friends using Windows can make no such claim. I rarely, if ever, corrupt files, and on the occasion that I do it has been my own fault for working directly to a cross platform storage device or trying to open a file that is being copied.
Among users on TC I am interested to see what proportion of Ns use Macs or PCs compared to the proportion of Ss?? I hope silly, uninformed prejudices will not prevail in any discussion.