Absolutely, but again you're just preaching to the choir. 95% of buyers don't understand the Mac experience. They see two machines with DVD burners and music and movie software. One looks nicer, but costs several hundred dollars more, so they understandably go with the cheap one. Apple has two choices: either educate the public about the superior Mac experience, or reduce the price differential. They are currently doing neither.
Agreed. But to argue that the latter is the only reasonable course for Apple is... short-sighted.
Get the word out. AMD started the ball rolling with the new naming scheme, and now even Intel is jumping on the bandwagon, defocussing on MHz. The trend is coming - absolute hardware specs matter less, relative worth of the system matters more.
And as for Apple itself educating the masses... iTunes is a start. I know a lot of PC users that use it and *love* it, and have asked questions about iLife specifically because of exposure to iTunes and the iTMS. "Is it all this nice?" "Does it really come for free?" etc This is one arena where ad campaigns just aren't capable of doing it justice in 30 sec spots. Sucks.