We've had both. Most recently we got a mac and it is SO fast with everything. It's very easy to use.
In my opinion, Pages software, blows Word by far. It is so simple to use and you can do so many different things with it.
My husband loves the mac for his music. He has his own little recording studio down here and you can't do on a pc, what the mac can do.
But I guess it all depends on what your needs are. I just use a computer, personally, for the internet or to do homework. So, for that, you can really go either way.