As an avid fan of Macs, I find myself always having to explain myself and the "so called" high price of buying and owning a Mac. In fact if people really did their homework would see that little could be further from the truth. Today I stumbled onto a really good link thanks to my buddy EEngineer, that really sums this up very well, and clearly explains this with good analogy. Take a read and see.
It is safe to say that I am sick of having to defend Apple, and most times find myself ignoring the ignorance that I see when average pc users, whom do little to no research lambast products like Apple's yet know nothing of which they speak. The battle has gone on for much longer than I have been a Mac owner though, and unfortunately will continue.