If this story is true reported by CNN that Apple will be selling iMacs for about $500 in 2005, I think there will be a lot of people switching over to the the Mac. Price has always been a issue with switching to a Mac for many users. For the same money or less the buyer could get a Windows computer that had more horse power and cheaper accessories. A $500 Mac would put a halt to that mind set and give Windows PC's a run for their money.
I am not a Mac user now, but at $500 I would buy a Mac.