I've used Macs since college, in other words, a while ago. I have an iPad and an iPad mini, and my primary machine is a Retina MBP. It was a near flawless transition from PCs to Macs 20 years ago, however, the transition back hasn't been without it's "quirks". Let me start with saying I am now using a surface pro 128 that I purchased from my local best buy without any issues. They had a few in stock and no real demand, but I live in the suburbs and traditionally things not in stock online or in hot demand are easy to get. I had my iPad mini and iPhone on launch day without waiting in a line or any issues. In any event, I brought the surface home, and in my opinion, this is one of the best put together pieces of tech I have ever used. It took a bit of getting used to, Windows 8 is very different, but I think ill get the hang of it. I also had a bit of trouble transitioning between tablet and desktop. In other words, I keep forgetting this device does both things and I don't have to keep jumping between my laptop and tablet. So, gripes first: Windows app store is pathetic. It is hard to navigate, filled with crap and doesn't seem well thought out. Again, I think it will get there, but it's not there now. Now with the surface itself, my gripes are mainly with the WiFi, even right next to my router, I get about 3 bars, and boy would it be nice if this thing had LTE. Other than that, this thing hums. My mbp has 16gb of ram and a core i7 and is gorgeous, thin, and FAST. In true usability, the surface pro has no discernible differences. I have installed dropbox, office, and even world of warrant (I travel a lot, and that's my one Vice). So far, everything has been great. Yes, windows machines take more management, from updates, to backups, to anti virus, so ill keep posting my experiences here. I think ill be keeping this puppy, it's only been a couple days. But so far so good. I forgot one big gripe. Why doesn't Gmail work on this? I know it has something to do with EAS, but come on! Either MS or Google needs to step up to fix this issue.