I picked up a second-hand iPod (3rd gen?) years back that was my gateway drug. I progressed to an iPod video, then picked up the G4 Mac Mini, 1st gen iPhone (still using), and an Intel Mini. Working in a Windows shop (my bread and butter), I catch flak for the Mac stuff, but no more-so than the Ubuntu guys. Planning to have a 3G iPad in my hands by early May, and doing my research to fill the time.