I am NOT trying to start yet another pointless Windows vs Mac war, in fact I've been considering buying a Windows computer for everything but recording and taking my Mac offline. I've used both platforms since forever...
Same here, I use both but currently "lean Windows" for creative endeavors, because of programs that are available only on that platform. I think I can summarize the bottom line as:
* Macs cost more than Windows machines with the same general capabilities.
* If you go to an audio-oriented systems integrator and buy a Windows machine, it will overall be as easy to use as a Mac for music, but will cost about as much as a Mac.
So add these to the list of disses:
"Macs are much more expensive than Windows machines"
"Windows machines are too complicated for mere mortals to use"