I got my MacBook Pro today. I waited for the recent update to get my hands on one. I got the stronger 2.4Ghz beast and I'm now writing this post on it. It is soooo shiny....
This fulfills a dream which began 20 years ago, when I first started working with Macs. I started with the Plus and SE when I was in high school. As a student I was working on a Quadra. This was a true power house back then. However, I never owned one. And now, I do.
It actually made a lot of sense to buy the MBP now. I had to get a new machine, my PC is 3 years old and it shows. I had to get a laptop: there's no point in working at your own schedule if you cannot relocate to your local coffee shop for a couple of hours. So, I wanted to get one machine. Which means it had to be a strong one. I spent enough time at my previous job waiting for my ThinkPad T41. But it also had to be portable. Now, all the laptops at this range start around $2000. So, overall, I probably paid a bit extra, but not a whole lot. I can run Windows on my laptop and other laptops don't ran Mac OS... (at least not legally)
As a professional, I should get the best tools for the job. My time is worth a lot more than the tool. And that's exactly why I'm here for. To build better tools in order to allow developers to waste less time and get more actual work done. Focus on creating.
PS. I truly hope that once I start recruiting developers I'll have the funds to get them Macs as well.