Why Didn't I go Mac?
1). Its Expensive – Should Linux fail to meet my needs, I suppose I can sell a Kidney to buy a $1500+ laptop. But, I'd sooner avoid unnecessary expenses in this never-ending recession.
2). I still run some Windows-only programs.
3). I've lost confidence in Apple. Their fascist iphone app store approval system and continued reliance on Digital Rights Management (DRM) for Itunes makes me wary of adopting products that don't allow for flexibility.