Originally Posted by rain
Someone had to step in for melgross, or this forum would be nothing more then a bunch of parasites agreeing that Apple is perfect, everything they do is perfect, they are incapable of not being perfect, all competition is flawed, all competition will be DOA, all competition is run by morons. - then have the gull to call out anyone who disagrees a 'troll'.
Sorry, but someone has to interrupt the 'feel good affirmation' of the shareholders standing around congratulating each other like they had something to do with Apple's success - and inject a tiny bit of common sense into the cult... or we would have no fun at all.
If anything, I'm saving the forum from being undeniably called the dreaded F.B. term. In fact, I might even be considered a hero for my clever and well spoken insight.
Yes, this forum needs a martyr from time to time.
... and for those of you who read this far and STILL don't 'get it', well, you probably never will.
I think I have more years, and more experience with Apple and Apple products than you do and I think you will be making a mistake if you retire "rain" because "rain" is your *real* personality AFAICS.
Everything you say is jaded, slanted and full of bile. "rain" comes across as old, cranky and close-minded.
You also talk a lot about stereotypical Apple lovers who you believe to be biased and think the company can do no wrong, when I don't see any evidence that any of the many regular contributors here are like that at all. On the other hand, "rain" seems to be almost a walking cliche of the type of old geezer Apple-user pining for the old days when Apple was "special" (because only you knew about it).
IMO only a fool buys into all that conspiracy theory crap about Apple being "evil" or "controlling" that's making the rounds lately.