Originally Posted by mstone
Lighten up. People have their own rational for being there. It's their life. You don't need to be so judgmental. You don't even know these people. We get it, it is not something you want to do.
Perhaps they are working in teams. The team members go home eat shower and sleep, then they switch. More than likely you could sell your top 10 spot to some rich guy for $1000 so think of them as entrepreneurs. Others who show up an hour or so early might think of it as a tailgate party.
I think that what he means is (he can correct me if I'm wrong), they're being consumer whores who buy into Apple's game. Yes, Apple is the top brand around. Yes, Apple products command respect. However, in the end, we're still talking about a mass-produced product that will be sold in the millions in the matter of a few hours/days. This isn't some specialized, personalized device. This isn't something that's one of a kind or in any way unique. It's a consumer product. It's no different than a MacBook or a Printer or a TV or a microwave for that matter in the grand scheme of things.
The only thing that's different about the iPhone is what Apple (and hence the people that are rabid about iPhone) project on the device itself. It's as if the device has been personified into human terms. It's not a person, it's not a sentient being. It's a phone.
But that's just my opinion. Gazoobee is entitled to his opinion, and you're entitled to yours. We're all different and we all look at things differently. What you may find strange, I may find appealing. That's what this forum is for.
At least Gazoobee didn't just blurt out an opinion and not expand upon it. He at least provided some elaboration as to why he felt the way he did.