I agree with your comments about Macs, but I do think there is some computerese to learn. I've been on computers for 30 years and the operating system on Macs is different from anything else I'm familiar with.
What I like most about them is the stability (mine freezes from time to time, but has never had any kind of virus) and how you just plug your computer or scanner or camera in and it finds the program and you're up and running in minutes - no downloading operating disks. However, learning to manage the iPhoto was a challenge to me since it's very different from anything else I've used.
Also, I didn't want any Windows products on my computer so I had to join and download (for free, although I contribute monthly to them) free Windows-type software (neo office) which is exactly like the Windows Office programs. The Neo Office programs are completely compatible with others and they upgrade them all the time. It's a non-profit volunteer group that hates Windows
From a long time PC user to a relatively new MAC user, I'd never go back. But learning it, at our ages, is not as easy as you might think. Depends on how computer-literate/savvy you are. It can be done, but I'm sure I'm not using the full potential of my Mac. I've got loads of pictures and music on my computer, and have managed to organize things the way I want - just takes a bit of time to get used to it.