Forgive me for this pointless(?) topic - but felt compelled to shout it from the rooftops. As a very recent convert - my initial trepidation is giving way to huge smiles at how the little things can make all the difference!
I work with thousands of PDF files, sourced from all over. I've spent many many hours of late - mostly on Windows - re-organising these files, for the purposes of utilization for research. I cannot begin to explain how much easier it all is on my MBP!
Just the usefulness of being able to zoom in, and scroll through the document, in Preview mode with it alongside the file name that I can simultaneously edit - has allowed for a workflow (new word that to me ) that has saved me hours.
Add to this the ability, with a simple flick of the fingers on the trackpad, to change (and automatically save) the rotation of individual pages in a PDF document - and I'm smiling even more.
The cherry on top was managing to "design" (ha ha) my first Automator service (inserted in Finder) that allows me to edit filenames en masse - by either inserting/changing/removing text etc. to filenames in a flash. This has literally saved me days - and allowed for a vastly improved organisational structure.
I downloaded a cheap little PDF manager, that has allowed me to split & join PDF files - which is no doubt available in Windows form - but has nonetheless made everything come full circle on the Mac.
There are still a few things that I find odd - but just the above has made my MBP purchase "worth the admission price alone"...
If there are any other recent Windows defectors, who have found similar gems - please share! I'm beginning to realise I might very well miss plenty, simply by being constrained by what I presume to not be possible, simply because Windows says so.
(Standard proviso: It naturally goes without saying that there are no doubt many things that OsX cannot do, that Windows does as 2nd nature...but there be plenty of threads all over the Web making us all aware of that! )