Found myself nodding as I read the story, especially the part about trading windows licenses for mac. For me, it's the only thing keeping me from working from a mac platform.
I will buy a g4 of some flavor the very day I can exchange my windows Macromedia Studio licenses for mac MM Studio licenses. I'll eat the other costs associated with hardware and the rest of my software.
If I could switch licenses during the next upgrade of Studio, I'd make the switch then. I've had it with the XP world and Linux never got to the "just works" point for me.
Apple, you listening? I really hope so.