After being a PC user for a few years just starting out on Computers I purchased an iMac and loved it ever since, so simple and straightforward unlike PC's. My wife has a PC Laptop and she is now switching to a MacBook Pro, used for now. When you lok at all the hassles of a PC, the extra time consuming work and frustration it involves Apple is a no brainer. Thanks for the info.
Many thanks for your words of encouragement.
Now that I have made up my mind there is no issue.
I will learn as I go along making apple products work for me
Until such time I feel that I just NEED to have a particular program.
Nothing like a mental change to stimulate those grey cells!