Matt Birchler, referencing my assertion that ten years ago he would have purchased a Mac Pro instead of a PC:
I think he’s absolutely right. I would have bit the bullet and paid a bit more to get a nicer enclosure and the software I much prefer. 15 years ago when I went to college, I kind of assumed I would eventually get a Mac Pro because it wasn’t that much more expensive than the $2,500 laptop I just bought.
I know the Mac Pro is a low volume product, even at the lower prices of ten years ago. But I think Apple would be wise to rethink the current state of their lineup — I’m sure there are a lot of enthusiasts that are considering PCs again. And those are the same sorts of people that influence the buying decisions of their friends and family.