I agree but, I'm finding more and more that places are switching over to PC because its cheaper for them.
I guess that depends on your definition of "cheaper". Over many years, I've used both Macs and PCs and have found the return on investment over the long term to be far greater with Macs then any PC would ever dream of having.
True, you can buy an el-cheapo PC for $500 or less, but you get what you pay for, and no machine like that is ever going to be a good graphics or video workstation. To make one of those cheap machines what I consider "usable", you'd have max out the RAM, get a larger, faster 7200 RPM drive, get a new graphics card, add a FireWire card, and THEN you still have to add software to do anythign with it. Sure, they look cheaper from the start, but when you start adding things like "basic" software (apps like word processing/database/spradsheet suite, DV editing, DVD burning, CD burning) that a Mac comes with installed out of the box) you're way over your $500 starting point.
Long term service and support costs (from my experience anyway) are far greater on the PC side, simply cuz shit breaks alot more often, in hardware, usage and networking. Every design office I've worked in that was PC based added extra time to a project deadline to take into account "computer issues". I've never heard of such nonsesne! The last place I worked in that had any PCs was pretty much split down the middle 50/50 with the PCs running the business, and the Macs doing the design work. The IT dept had 5 people: 4 for the PCs, and one for the Macs. Why? Cuz even with the same amount of Macs as PCs running the firm, the Mac tech had far less to do to keep things working. Granted, this is one isolated case. But, there is somethign to be said $$$-wise when a company pays one guy to maintain 30 Macs, and four to do the same work with 30 PCs.
One more thing, is that on the whole, a Mac will hold it's resale value far longer than a PC, which means that when it comes time to upgrade, you can sell your old machine and still get a good price for it, which then can be used towards a new machine. How much is a $500 PC going to be worth in 3 years.....or 3 weeks?
Honestly though , I see the long term real world, life and death, black and white operating costs to be about the same for each platform. It's just a question of if you want to pay now, or pay later. Pay now, and spend what seems like more money up from for an "overpriced" Mac that you'll be able to recoup much of your investment from down the road, or pay later to upgrade, maintain and fix a peice o' shit cheapie PC...if it lasts that long.
But as will all else, your mileage may vary.