LOL! We've been here before. You simply won't be straight about your level of experience, because that would undermine any credibility you pretend to have. You can't detail it because that would make you appear ignorant and full of it, and you're intentionally vague because you don't want to get caught in a lie again.
Says you. I've been here before, and you are apparently no smarter now than you were then. It wasnt fun then an it isnt now. You ask me just what exactly? I am a Mac fan, that would be no. Try asking a real question and I'll try and answer it, ok spud?
Let's just say that you don't know what you're missing. I'm pretty sure we can agree to that, and if you can't... well, you do manage to make your lack of experience pretty clear. You dislike the price, and there's nothing wrong with that. Most people choose to forgo premium products for that reason. I do recall you thinking of picking up an iBook several years ago. I can understand your position, because I'm pretty frugal about some things. I like a good deal, and I really enjoy the satisfaction that paying far under retail brings me. At the same time, I spend obscene amounts on some things.
Sounds like a personal problem. I dont spend any more on things than I have to, you may, but I value my $$
Computers are one place where I'll spend a bit more than I have to. Much of my time is spent on them, and I want the best experience I can possibly get. I buy my own system for work, because I don't care to use what they could afford to give me. I use high-end gear at home and I support low-end gear at work. The difference in the experience has enough value to me to make up for the price difference. Perhaps someday you'll have the first-hand experience to weigh such a decision, but now isn't that day.
I run my own network and thats fine for me. If you want to delude your self, have at it.
Edited by Mike Steele, 19 January 2009 - 2101 PM.