The Wall Street Journal has put together a 'what to expect list' for an average user that pretty much just wants to surf the web and run typical office programs but is considering switching over to the unfamiliar world of OSX.
Who shouldn't consider the Mac?
Can I run Microsoft Office on a Mac?
Can I use all my Windows files on a Mac?
What minimum specs should I look for on a Mac?
Find the answers to these questions in The Wall Street Journal article here.