Jamie it really is a big deal. And you will get a different answer from everyone whom you ask. I have always been a Windows guy. But I switched to an iPhone a few phones ago and have decided to make my next laptop a MacBook. It is high priced so still saving up. My reason has to do with media: photos, videos, and music; which I understand are exceptional in Apple. But I can’t give you first hand experience yet. So I wouldn’t advise you to spend the extra on it. And for your writing should be able to do fine on a PC. I also want to use Apple because it syncs smoothly to every Apple device. But you can get similar results with Google docs (free) or Microsoft OneDrive (paid subscription).