We went shopping and ended up getting a Mac for about the same price as the PC's we were looking at. They just updated Mac's this week and had a few left over from the old model. We were able to get a great deal. They said that Mac's last 6-10 years as opposed to 2-3 years with a PC...so we are thinking in the long run we got a really great deal. Hopefully it lasts like they say it will.
It has a bit of a learning curve, but once I figure everything out I think I'll really like it. And I should be back tomorrow with my regular posting schedule!