Originally Posted by lkrupp
Went back and looked at a number of your posts from time gone by. You are completely, totally negative when it comes to Apple products, 100% of the time. I don’t even know why you are a member of this forum. You put your own words in your mouth. You recommend anything but Apple products, the Nexus over the iPad mini. Now you are touting the Chromebook. Go figure.
I am completely and totally negative when it comes to using iOS on my personal device, but I strongly recommend iPhones and iPads to all of my older relatives. That's about it as far as negativity towards Apple. I only recommend Macbooks and I will only buy Macbooks. I would never buy a Chromebook as they are now. I would never buy a Windows PC or tablet or phone.
You may be confusing my rationality for negativity. Rationality looks a lot like negativity relative to the zealotry of many users here.
Edit: To give you a little perspective on me and this site, I began reading articles here before the iMac was released. As I am 26, that means I've been loving Apple and reading this site for at least 60% of my entire life and 100% of my adult life. I began reading the comment sections sporadically a while after I began reading articles here. I began commenting on articles several months after buying my first smartphone (a Droid X because the iPhone wasn't available on Verizon at that time) and seeing the utter idiocy of the posts here regarding Android. At that time I still longed to own an iPhone in spite of the fact that I appreciated the potential in Android. When the Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 were released, I upgraded and was hooked on Android. iOS no longer had the edge in design and stability that would have made the restrictive user experience worthwhile in earlier times, and after Jelly Bean was released, iOS's edge in smoothness became insignificant even though it still does have the advantage there in some cases. If the day comes when Apple allows the iPhone to work like a computer should, I will change to iOS in a heartbeat. I love the iPhone hardware for its design, and I trust Apple to choose the best quality components.
As far as computers, the only computers my family used since the iMac came out were Apple, and that won't be changing. I love the build and quality of the components in Macs, and I love OSX for its aesthetics and user friendliness. It's a computer operating system done right, unlike iOS. I have Windows 7 installed on my Mac via Bootcamp but I only used that side for schoolwork while in college and for officework at my last job. I strongly prefer OSX to Windows.
Long story short, me and Apple go way back. I love Apple. I just don't have blinders on.
Edited by wakefinance - 1/2/14 at 11:05am