Hey guys, I've been a Windows user for about nine years (had my first PC when I was nine) and I really am starting to fall in love with the MBP. I'm getting ready to go to college in August and my father has offered to pay for 50% of a laptop of my choice. I don't want to go insane and get a $4000 laptop. Then again, I don't want something that will last me two years..and then have to upgrade or something. I want something that will go for at least three to four. I think Apple has good quality and can meet that...and I think a $2000-$2200 MBP would do that just fine. Then again, I'm a high school senior and my job doesn't pay a lot. If I bought the MBP, I'd probably leave high school with about $1000 in my pocket. That's including everything I'd need: case, copy of XP (boot camp), external mouse, etc. The thing that's really getting me, though, is Boot Camp. I'd really hate to seperate my drive into partitions and then have to deal with a lack of space. That, and other issues exist...right click, the mere fact that I have to spend $200 on the MS OS. I'd buy the OEM version of XP, but I have no clue as to whether that will work or not... Now if I went with the closest thing possible to the MBP (acer 8204), I'd be able to save a couple of bucks and not have to worry about partitioning, right clicking, and buying a new OS. My father, though, can get the MBP through Apple's US Armed Forces store. I think the price for the Core Duo 2ghz was $2299. I dunno...maybe I need some convincing. I'm a hardcore PC user, and for some reason I think I'd LOVE Mac OSX, thus the reason I don't want to completely clear the HD if I got an MBP. Eh, I don't even know how you could answer my question, because I never really asked one haha. Thanks for any and all help/advice haha.