It's true, there is a lot of hate from kids who just want to spit hate, but you can't deny that the amount Apple charges for the lowest end of their MBP line is crazy. 13 inch screen and pretty sad performance starting at $1200. I'm not denying that they may have great construction and they can last long, but you can get great PCs that last a long time for much much less than that.
And I don't think I got lucky because it's not my first PC that I've had last 4+ years.
As we have all seen play out in the past, there's no place for agreement between Mac and non-Mac users and that's totally cool. To each their own as long as you're happy with the decisions you make. Macs have their place and I will give them that they are good machines that hold their value. But by the same token of your hate on the butthurt kids, it drives me nuts when some dumb bitch who literally only surfs the net and listens to music on her $2,000 MBP starts screaming at me about PCs being inferior and then not being able to explain why her precious machine is actually a quality piece.
In summary, there really isn't a wrong decision. Just do you research and be smart about how you spend your money OP.