Not really, it's just another perspective. If you have more time than money then the solution that uses more time than money will appeal. Especially so if you can use your time doing something (tinkering) that you enjoy.
Some people get enjoyment from putting things together themselves. If you enjoy it, it's hardly slave labour.
Don't know why you're all getting huffy about having different priorities. Takes all sorts.
Originally Posted by Marvin
The buyback increases the value of his shares
Nitpicking here, but it increases the proportion of ownership, not necessarily the value, since Apple will just be replacing...
Another legal impossibility. Apple can't forcibly buy back any individual's shares.
Also, I have no idea what you mean when you say "Apple should buy up all of its shares." Given that the conversation is about Apple buying back...