Originally Posted by NikonGuy
And if I didn't dislike apple for selling a name instead of a product, i'd switch to mac.
My opinion on Apple products might put me in a minority here, but I'm an avid PC guy and I don't hate them. I feel that their products are perfect for the demographic they are targeted at. They aren't targeted at us power users, they are for the casual user for wants a simplified experience. They want things to "just work" without really knowing how they work. Sure, you pay a premium for this. But remember, you're not paying just for the hardware, you're paying for the experience. On occasion I will recommend an Apple product to a friend, because while it comes at a price, I know they will be happier with their purchase than if they purchased a PC.
Similarly, I'm not a car guy. I want my car to be nice and get me places. So I pay a premium at the mechanic. Maybe he's doing a service for me that seems dead simple to other mechanics, but he's saved me the time and energy I would have spent on trying to fix it myself. (Though I do often try to fix my car myself, but for the sake of the analogy here...)