chrisrobinson21 wrote:I'm still thinking about the transition costs with moving to Apple. Everything I have is Windows-based, Scrivener, Office 365, etc. That scares me a little. On the other hand, not dealing with Windows would be a blessing.
Windows has moved to a more Apple-like model. They're still being heavy-handed with the update cadence, but then again, Apple has a bad habit of forcefully obsoleting hardware in their yearly OS upgrades. They've got their issues with long-standing bugs, and on the maintenance side some things are more difficult or impossible to do. (Some things however are brilliant -- being able to clone and replace my internal HD with an SSD with native tools, that was nice.)
Long story short, no OS is perfect and no hardware is perfect. You may find that you're trading a known set of irritations for a new set that you don't have workarounds for. All of that is opportunity cost.
Both platforms are good, both have good hardware. Only pull the trigger on switching if that's what you really need. You might want to invest in a cheaper Mac system and use the systems side-by-side over the next year or two, until you work out which direction you want to go. That's what I did and it turns out I want to keep a foot in both worlds.