Boston.com is carrying a story about the chief FreeBSD geek wanting to work for Apple on OSX. I like this press coverage way more than the stories several years about the 'beleaguered computer maker.'
Anyway, the point made in the story about why OSX might be great is like the old Reese's peanut butter cup commercials where people kept getting their chocolate in someone else's peanut butter, or vice versa. It may seem odd at first, but when you experience it, you will probably like it. The folks at Panic.com are probably more precise in their analysis that OSX "is a floor wax and a desert topping."
The beauty is that I can run Apache and/or Tomcat along with a full and current distribution of Perl (this is the floor wax part) and run Adobe Illustrator at the same time (which is the desert topping).