Not installing AV is a bragging right? Just because you use a Mac?
That's tantamount to saying you sleep around bareback because you run in the *right* circle (where all women use the pill and no one has STDs).
You don't feel the need to use AV because the odds are on your side. Fine. But to brag about it like you've accomplished something special?
How do you spell naive?
Naive is just as easily spelled as you are naive by making so naive statements, because:
1. Using or not using the AV has nothing to do with odds. By saying "odds" you imply that Macs are safer against malware just because of random events and let's say chance, which either way is wrong. If you imply security by obscurity then you are also wrong because market share and obscurity have nothing to do with security against malware. If you want to d-bate on this i'd be happy to do it and provide real numbers on this and real facts.
2. You are naive to think that AV software represents some magical barrier that keeps the nasty bugs outside of your computer. Remember pls that AV software is just a pice of software (with a specific task) and as ALL software around the world, is not perfect and not without vulnerabilities. Many times in the past in the Windows world malware successfully exploited vulnerabilities in the AV software itself, not in the OS. So think about it!
3.Regarding your "tantamount" i have one also to give you: As i said, installing anti-virus software on a Mac puts you at greater risk because the anti-virus software itself provides new opportunities for potential infection. If thats hard to comprehend, imagine covering yourself with band-aids with the hope of avoiding any potential for infection; the reality would be that those bandages wouldnt do anything to protect you from being infected if you were actually injured, and up to that point they would only serve as a potential media for culturing infectious bacteria and keeping it in contact with your body.
4. LAST: Working on a much safer and better built OS from the ground up compared to any Microsoft has to offer, is indeed a reward and a pleasure. As one poster noted before me, you tend to forget all the problems Windows had to offer us and still offers, and now being relieved of all that makes some of us a bit smug. In the end why not?! It's like seeing the light from all those time spent in darkness. It's just wow, and you can't help by bragging especially in the face of all the night creatures out there that still think there's only one way, their way.