...since it sounds like you're set on a MAC, there's not much reason to continue on. I'll lock this post.
Hope this helps.
I have several issues with Vista. The most severe occurred this past Friday when I found my computer had shut down. On booting up again, I had a message that I had been upgraded to IE7. That was the only thing left on the computer. All my email, files, icons, etc. were gone. I recovered most of my data from an external hard drive and managed to limp back to something less than normal.
I powered down (as usual) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. This morning, after powering up, all my info was back with the exception of some data input over the weekend. So, did VISTA take the weekend off?
Another issue is that it has became impossible for me to sync my pda. An hour and a half with the Palm folk brought no resolution. The syncing operation had worked perfectly for months and then, one day,poof! There are other issues like not being able to print from Microsoft Works, etc.
When I had XP, life was good; however, I am too tired of dealing with VISTA and it's problems (real or perceived). So, I'm off to the Apple store for something that is not so stressful!