I grew tired of difficulties with my Windows laptop(s), troubles of various kinds. Never fell in love with Windows 8.
First move was to get a Mac Mini and found it exceptional. Next a MacBook Pro. Also exceptional. Last addition to the orchard is due for delivery on December 17th. It is an iPad Air with 128 gb of storage. It gets engraving with my name on it and “Gnawledgewurker” as well. Why other computer makers don’t offer engraving is beyond me.
I used a Macintosh Lisa a couple of times per month back in the 80s. I used a Mac II and SE at Canada Wire and Cable. My last Apple product before the past year was an ibook (2001). It was great, still works, but it has had the technology surf race past it. The hard drive, an upgrade when I bought it was a tiny 40 gb.
I am very happy with the Apple orchard in my home.