Maybe if more than 5 people would vote for the Mac in your poll, then he would feel more encouraged :-) Of course, with cute iBooks and new G4 machines coming out, Macs might be more popular in the near future.
I have just bought my own iMac. Very handy to take with me on weekends. And it features a free C++ development environment!!!
Please, David, release it soon!
Count me on! Regards, Douglas