Originally Posted by newbee
My point was, altho' obviously not stated clearly enough, was simply this: to not like something you have never tried
is ,imo, the height of arrogance. Surely one should have some actual personal experience before deciding the worthiness of something, don't you think?
How about trying out Windows 7? Wouldn't it be arrogant to not give it a try? I think you're talking about someone that's had the mighty mouse, I don't think it's so simple as calling them arrogant. I think someone that's been burned by predecessor products can be justified in being wary of succeeding products. Especially given a bit of a track record, the hockey puck was the worst IMO - though probably great for kids. The no-button was a lot better but depending on your preferences, still irritating compared to the competition. Mighty Mouse was interesting, but a bit high maintenance, it harkened back to the days of pre-optical mice because the scroll ball eventually stops tracking unless it's fastidiously cleaned. It was a nice idea, but I think there may be a reason why no one else duplicated the scroll ball. If someone felt they were burned twice, then I think it's a bit much to say such skittishness to try a third time is arrogance.
Originally Posted by mrkoolaid
Face it- this webisite has become a warped, self -masturbatory, member- stroking joke which has no basis in reality. Any
unbiased words against any
Apple producst are considered negative and not with the "program". So many good members have left for this very reason. Many have been censored and left. The global moderators have now become the Apple police. Pathetic.
Sorry, but for the most part, you're wrong. We take action based on behavior, not opinions. It looks like you're whining because your regular account got banned because you were needlessly harping on your opinion, frankly, there was a general queasiness about the antics in question. Every thread about a certain product turned into a bitch fest rehashing the same argument week after week, which becomes thread crapping. And people on both sides of many of the arguments in question did get infractions, you might not notice infractions laid against others, because it takes a couple clicks to see them.
Besides, I've had many a dissenting opinion against certain Apple decisions (still do), and yet, somehow I was never given infractions or repremands. I try to stay sane about it, and voluntarily stepping away from the keyboard for a cooling off period.