I know why the PC brigade hate Apple:
Its because Apple broke the sacred rule. "Though shall not make computers easy to use" Nerds love job security , if a computer can be made to work by Mom and Pop then they are out of a job. Nerds love to be seen as geniuses, being able to fix Windows makes them feel good and gives off an aura a of perceived cleverness.
this is pretty close... In general I agree, but I would argue it's more 'sweat equity' of making the @#$Q%!$ things work, you feel that you've 'earned' the right to say, 'it was a hard horse to break, but now that I've done it, it's the best horse ever!'
There is also the concept that Apple hardware is expensive and time is free, especially if you're getting paid to supply time (paid to be the hero).
The fact that the Surface was not going to be cloned was a critical failure in the loss of the Corporate bean counters. Windows won the enterprise not on technology but on the fact of ruthless competition for the Hardware sale.
Gartner pushed WinPhone into 1st Place 'by 2014' in 2007. There's still hope for that bet to come in... not.
I remember in the 90s, showing people the NeXT and telling them this is real object oriented computing, and the Windows SysAdmin just said, "Look at the share price... you trying to tell me to tell management to bet against Windows... it's through the roof!"
(And RIMM's highest ever price was a year after the iPhone was released.... and now we are seeing all those people who bought into that model finally switching... another 'i've finally taught my thumbs how to type on this keypad... I'm a genius/expert/gift!!!!')
I like to wander over and read Thurott occasionally, and see how much his bravado has changed, he who is DED and Gruber rolled into one in the windows world.