Most decent ECC RAM is significantly more expensive than your regular desktop DDR3, it's almost a kick in the balls when you need more than 4GB. It unfortunately has worse performance for gaming than run of the mill RAM; but most Mac Pro users aren't looking for gaming performance anyway so it tends to be a nonissue.I know there are problems there, but like I said, to me and 99% of the people I know, the problems arent big enough to spend the extra cash on a mac. People love the idea of getting a great computer for $900. If you really care about the little things in the OS, then a mac is for you.
I know they use workstation parts in the Mac pro, but so what? The server version of the i7 is only like $20 more than the i7 920, and the motherboards arent much more than good desktop boards, Ram is like $20 more as well. Just because they are classified as workstations does not justify the double price tag. especially when in terms of functionality, the mac pro case is severely outdated. I wouldnt call it a workstation if it were inferior to a $100 case from newegg.... And I know, I know, other OEMs have workstations similar, and thats why I will never buy an OEM as long as I can build my own now.
And I know its a laptop problem, I still dont like it, lol.