Originally Posted by Lukeskymac
[...] If you think there's nothing appealing about a x86 full-blown computer that's just ~$100 more than an iPad with similar storage *and* packs in more innovation than anything Apple has done this past year.... Oh, what am I talking about. This is AppleInsider. Logic is one of the first casualties in the forums.
I'm constantly surprised by peoples' views of Apple. There's a "Yew'r either fer us or agin' us" attitude. People either jump all over any mis-step the company makes or are rabid champions insisting the company can do no wrong. How does a tech company instill such extreme and polarizing opinions? People seem to feel more strongly about Apple than they do about world politics.
RULES OF APPLE PRODUCT OWNERSHIP
1. Once you decide a particular Apple product is appropriate for your needs and buy it, you are obligated to love ALL Apple products. You may not like one Apple product and dislike another.
2. Once you have purchased an Apple device, you may no longer demonstrate respect or appreciation for the products of any other manufacturer. For example, if you own a Mac, iPod, iPhone or Apple TV you are forbidden to like the Microsoft Surface even if you don't own an iPad. Neither may you acknowledge that, for some people, the Samsung Galaxy is a perfectly appropriate choice.
3. If you own an Apple device, it is your sworn duty to defend the honor of the brand. No shortcoming, however insignificant, may be conceded. No fault may ever be accepted. You will consider any wish for something not offered by an Apple device to be an unrealistic expectation, a lack of understanding of how Apple products are meant to be used, or, as a last resort, an attack by a "hater." Your compensation for this will be... um... (uh, so what exactly is in it for the zealots?)
Failure to adhere to these rules will result in you being insulted in Apple-oriented forums.