This seems to be one of the most divisive questions of the 21st Century; at its root a simple case of brand preference, it seems to be an issue with the capability to reduce otherwise rational, socially adjusted individuals to near violent bouts of ferocious argument.
Am I a Mac or a PC?
As with what is probably an annoyingly large amount of issues, this is a question that I find myself firmly on the fence over. As annoying as it is to receive an indecisive and needlessly diplomatic answer to a black-or-white question, I can't help it - I like and respect both! I like the aesthetics, intuitiveness and usability of a Mac - but appreciate that their high price tag puts them in a fairly niche place in the Personal Computer market - inaccessible to most who just want a computer for ordinary day-to-day use.
I think it's also important to remember that it was Microsoft who really brought the PC into peoples' living rooms - making it a commodity that is now as essential as the television to any modern home.
Though a Mac user for the last five years, having got a Macbook before University - I now plan to run it into the ground and replace it with a middle-of-the-road Windows laptop. I've enjoyed being a Mac user but on balance don't think my relatively basic computer-use warrants spending nearly a grand on a new laptop.