My eyesight issues are brain related. As I was told at UC Berkeley, I have 20/20 vision, but can't use it. Eyesight is gently but constantly blurry. Most low vision users are just fine with Mac OS as you say. I used Windows 7 Beta and RC, and it looked better on this very iMac. I did have to bump up the DPI to 125% or Windows would not be any better. For some reason, the DPI bump works better for me than any of the tools in Universal Access. I have indeed, tried them all. I do use the larger mouse pointer feature. Poor thing looks like an 8-bit graphic, with jaggies galore.
Yes, I too have been a Windows user since 3.0. It was nothing but trouble in the past. The biggest trouble I encountered with Windows 7 Beta and RC, were BootCamp issues. Because of my desire to learn, I often mess things up along the way. Mac OS is no better than any other OS in that regard. Getting help is not all that easy.
I don't see a difference between Mac OS and Windows, when it comes to exploring, and running into trouble. I want to learn Ubuntu. It will run without all the problems associated with programs like VirtualBox. Don't ask me why, but VB works much better on a PC than a Mac. So do other programs not originally designed for the Mac. HDMI is just now coming to the Mac. I have to use it. I am going to be forced to use a 720p screen soon, either a 22 or 26 inch.
I don't like the mini, or Snow Leopard. Windows 7 is just fine, and Ubuntu runs natively on a PC. The Mac is a bad fit for me. Eyes won't do anything but get worse. So, I really don't have a choice.
I will miss the voice Alex when he is gone.
I can promise, when my iMac is gone, I will not be trolling this website. I too will be gone.