Well, at the risk of falling victim to trollbait...<br><br>I'm in Newcastle Australia, and our AppleCenter has plenty of stuff, they're more than happy for you to try it, they've shown up in the middle of shopping centers demoing stuff on Saturdays... they've even LENT me their demo stuff before (and I'm talking the good stuff too!) - could it just be the area you're in??... no offense ;-) but I can't fault my AppleCenter!<br><br>I guess service is probably going to depend on a lot of factors (like how well a reseller can resell for example!) but we're all on the curve... and I guess at the moment the Apple Retail Stores are at the top. And yes, I'm sure the US (and UK? and Japan?) scene is different - but just remember, like in life, there's always someone better off than you... and someone worse off too...<br><br>Besides, no matter what, I could never give up my Mac! (except for a bigger faster Mac of course... hehehe)<br><br>