We are thinking about purchasing a new computer within the next 3-6 months. I've always had PC's, but it seems like Macs are all the rage these days. I would like to know what it is about Macs that make them so great? I really don't know anything about them, other than that they are expensive. So, could everyone please tell me everything you need to know about deciding between a Mac and a PC. Are Macs compatible with most other programs? Will it be compatible with my printer, camera, scanner, etc? Will I be able to transfer Word files and other files from my PC to a new Mac?
P.S. I HATE VISTA and if I do end up with a PC it will have Windows XP on it.