MAC's are not crap, that simply isn't true. They have always been a premium product for a niche market. And because they have controlled the production of their products, they have been able to keep there system much more stable than PC's. The biggest problem with Windows is the infinite combinations of hardware that the OS must try to control. MAC has a finite amount of hardware combos, so the OS is more stable. Until I switched over to WinXp from Win2K I was seriously considering a MAC, just for the OS stability. I was sick and tired of having to tinker with it all the time. I just wanted it to work. I'm sure all of us PC users have had our productivity slowed or stopped because of something not working right in our PC. Or you buy a game or a piece of hardware and you end up rebuilding your whole computer to get it to work. I have run every itinerating of Windows except WinMe and WinXP Pro is by far the most stable. I really do like the Powerbook's styling. I agree they are too expensive for the performance, but you can get used to anything.
For sure if MAC moves to an IBM PPC or an Intel chip, and the performance catches up, I will defiantly get a Powerbook. I don't think I would switch, but I would add one to the stable.