Despite the several mea culpas, I like the photos.
As a side effect of this, my Windows 2000 box is now set to the Macintosh gamma. That change and a bit of (very) basic color calibration saved me from doing color corrections on the photos that would have done more harm than good. It may not be as much that Windows sucks for graphics work as much as you have to put much more effort into making it not suck. (By all accounts, if I had a color printer I wanted to correctly match with the screen, I'd be in for a world of pain.)