A former Microsoft employee just purchased a new MacBook Pro 17" because " I was forced into this by HD and wide-screen video formats. Windows Movie Maker doesn’t do it (it does on Windows Vista, but I can’t use beta software to run my business). Apple’s software does do HD today. I don’t even need to wait".
You see, he intends to edit and publish HD videos on the web as part of his new job. He also recently bough a pair of $4,000 Sony HD video cameras.
When asked why he didn't purchase an HD editing software for Windows he said: "I use the lowest-cost tools absolutely possible. Why pay more?"
The irony is that a MacBook Pro 17" lists for $2,799.00. I bet there was a much cheaper HD software solution for his existing Windows machine :-) One could also ask then why purchase a pair of $4,000 video cameras, but we will let that one go.
There is no need to make excuses, buy the technology that you fancy and enjoy it. Some times, the only reason for the purchase is due to the brightly lit logo on the back of the screen, and so be it.