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Okay ... well, that was kinda my question / point that "Mac Love" doesn't really address why LR would run better on a Mac than on a PC. My family "loves" their Mac products, which for the money paid, I'm glad of that.
However, when it came time to get a hand-held tablet, the (original) I-Pad was too large, so we got Kindle Fire for it's size. Had I-Pad been the smaller version that has since released, we would have gone with the I-Pad. My point here is that even with all the "Mac Love", the stark reality is that the Mac offering didn't have the spec (i.e. size) that we wanted ... and all the "Mac Love" in the world couldn't change that fact.
To me, the same "Mac Love" (which I get that part) gets repeatedly mentioned whenever someone asks about performance, but I've yet to see an objective "spec for spec" performance case presented that makes a compelling reason for changing to Mac due to significant performance gains.
It would be nice for once to have a Mac base simply state that "spec for spec" the performance will be similar (or show an equal spec performance gain for LR/PS), but the "Mac Love" makes it worth the change. I'd really hate to spend out that kind of $$$ and get the same performance. I get that for some folks, the "Mac Love" reasons are very compelling ... which is all good, but that still isn't a significant performance difference for those who are asking about performance gains.
The smaller I-Pad will likely be in our future if our Kindles die or get passed along, but I still haven't realized a compelling performance gain reasoning for switching over to Mac (hardware & software) computing (LR/PS/Large Database) for performance. For "stand alone" products that don't require a revamp of software purchases, Mac does okay around my family. However, needing to buy new software in addition to the premium for the hardware, just doesn't make it very attractive to switch if you are well vested into PC software, imo. For me, those are some VERY COMPELLING $$$ to stay with PC.
I'm not ragging on Mac, per se ... just it is a very costly switch, for nominal/no performance gain,