At my local tech-shop, they know me very well - a bit like in Cheers when Norm walks in, everyone goes 'Hey Norm!' - they're like that with me at the local geek-emporium.
I may even buy something off them one day. The Bloke Behind The Counter's hopes were raised on Saturday. I went in to tell him that I'm thinking of getting a half-decent PC with lots of multimedia options for home entertainment.
We spent a while negotiating the right spec at the right price. At the end, I said, 'How much for a copy of Vista as well?'
He went pale. "I'm not supporting Vista. It's a pain in the arse. Everyone that I've helped with an upgrade has spent every waking moment since trying to get XP back."
"OK" I said. "Back to square one. I'm going to have to spend more, aren't I? Let's spec out a Mac."
"I don't sell Macs" he replied, knowing that I'd wasted yet another half-hour of his time.
Here's the Register welcoming the new Mac OSX variant. The only drawback I can think of is that BBC's iPlayer doesn't work on it .... yet.
I want one. Any grateful regular readers fancy making a donation?