Truth be told, Tom's the reason we bought a Mac. The past few months I have taken a bunch of home videos (wedding, honeymoon in Australia, rocket launches, etc.) and haven't really done anything with the film. I asked Tom what would be the best software for a novice video editor to use to convert the film into something watchable (both editorially and format-wise (i.e. a DVD, not the HD tape it resides on now). His response was forget the software...buy the Mac. The I film is just that easy.
So we'll see. Hopefully I can figure it out and have some of these video's uploaded in no time. The more likely scenario: since I am, as my wife likes to say, the "technically challenged" one in the family, she will have this figured out soon. And I can go back to the type of Mac that is in my comfort zone - the Big Mac.