The Mac has always had a bigger market share among "creatives" than the general public. My concern is that it will tilt toward the well-heeled ones. There's nothing wrong with that; it's a niche that needs to be served, and high performance with high margins make the users and companies happy. But I just don't know if an iMac is "the computer for the rest of us." It may end up that the lower tier of recording uses tablets, the middle tier Windows, and the upper tier Mac.

With either Mac or Windows, I just don't want to end up doing all my music on a dumb terminal. I have so many hard drives and optical drives hanging on my computer, it would be an effort to integrate that with a cloud/services based platform. But if that's where Microsoft wants me to go, and the only option is to spend $5K-$15K on a Mac Pro, well...