You seem to forget that advances and expectations have changed considerably. What used to take a decade or two to create a vast change now takes less than a decade, perhaps even 5 years.
Maybe not this year but I expect Apple to knock my socks off again sometime in the next 2-3 years.
If not Apple then someone else will.
Oh, I have not forgotten about the collective's expectations of Apple. In fact, my comments to gwmac is based squarely around people having improbably expectations that are highly likely to result in disappointment. We when from the iPod in 2001 to the iPhone 6 years later, then the iPad 3 years later (which people complained about) to wanting something else the following year. I'm sorry, but you can't give Veruca a golden egg every time she asks for one.