Got a PC and a Macbook. Both are good in their own way. The trackpads on Macbook are so much better than PC laptops its not funny. The build quality and aesthetics are also on a different level, and the OS pretty much never gets virus' even without any protection.
Of course PCs are far better value for money, faster and better for software compatibility.
I feel compelled to point out that the primary reason for this is not that OS X has fewer security holes than Windows, but that the vast majority of virus programmers don't bother targeting OS X because it occupies such a significantly smaller share of the market.
Nevertheless, the benefit is the same (far fewer viruses on Macs), so it's certainly fair to tout in Apple's favor. Moreover, you're absolutely right about the superior build quality and aesthetics.