, all geek speak aside, Mac builds machines I'd rather use. They work better, they're easier to use, and they're more reliable IN MY EXPERIENCE. Apple may be the leader in publicly demonstrated exploits according to your uncited studies, but PCs are EXPECTED to crash or get viruses, which is why this thread is news. I've had lots of PCs with lots of problems, and lots of Macs with fewer problems. That may not be everyone's experience, but it's mine for sure, so I'll be over here using my Mac, and I promise it will in no way effect you. :)
That said, market share has EVERYTHING to do with Mac's purported "safety". I just know there are risks on both platforms, and have made my choice.