Some of those posts were from Android fans. Its easy to tell - they say Apple's OS is worse than Android, or HTC will eat their lunch. But not all. Hilariously the one obvious troll was Samsung Vs Apple, and I retorted to him, not you.
Now, if someone had said that THEY would be disappointed, that's an entirely valid opinion.
Tell that to the guy with 3 posts who claimed exactly that and you retorted that he had no right to that opinion because he wasn't the entire market ( apparently you are).
I responded saying he should stay, so I may have saved AI an eyeball.
You've been bullying your way through this thread calling anybody , like goofy1958 who joined merely to say he wasn't going to upgrade, a hater, or a Fandroid, or a loudmouth. All he said was he wouldn't upgrade.
You bascially want Apple Insider to be a Party Line organ. It's never been that. Generally we are dissapointed. ( normally on release days, but this seems like it is from the horse's mouth). The only exception I can think of was the iPhone. The iPad raised a few hackles.
My favorite was the one who claimed that it was ALREADY a failure because Apple's stock had dropped in the past week - completely ignoring that Nasdaq and GOOG had dropped by roughly the same amount.
That was me. Not that I said failure. I said the market would, and has, taken it badly. And I was right. You can check this yourself on the link I provided. Hoever, dont just click on the link - as I explained to the guy ( EDIT: YOU) who "rubbished" my claim - because that shows one day only. Click on the 5 day option and compare with Goog and NASDAQ.
( Apple is beating nasdaq, handily over 1-3 months but down - and below nasdaq - in the last 5 days: EDIT as of 3rd Oct. 2011).
Its not just that, however, in general Apple stock appreciates before keynotes, or announcements, this time it hasnt. That indicates that this rumour is putting downward pressure on the market). I am also certain that if the 4S is all that is released the market, and opinion makers will re-act badly. Will be popping in here tomorrow with those links.
You need to learn the difference between expressing an opinion and stating something as fact - which is clearly NOT factual.
Indeed, you do.
Attempts to make this some kind of totalitarian forum where there can be no criticisms of Apple are not going to work, Mate.