Well, I did not write this myself, but I found it some time ago over at MacNN and it describes nicely my point of view about the theme
As somebody who switched from the PC to the Mac I will never understand those Mac users who are concerned about MHZ. For me AppleScript is such a timesaver, I just cannot automate my PC even having 2 GHZ. What as shame, 2 GHZ and no simple system-& app-wide automation of tasks...
Excuse my English, I am not a native speaker.
...And thats why I use a Mac.
See, McDonalds has over x Billion served. Which means over x billion people ate sh*t for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
And that's fine. Midiocre food for mediocre people. But it's just not for me.
There are a variety of reasons not to eat McDonalds. Bob in Wisconsin doesn't eat it because of moral reasons: he is against the spread of 'global' (American) culture throughout the world, of quality, local establishments being passed over in favor of some corporate franchise. Sue in Zimbabwe doesn't eat McDonalds for ethical reasons: she is a rabbit-food eating vegan who is against the Amazon rainforest being burned down to make the land to raise the 'cattle' that go into McDonalds 'hamburgers.' Judith in the Czech republic doesn't eat McDonalds because of health reasons-- she doesn't feel the need to shorten her lifespan, and she hears bizarre rumours about what goes into McFood.
And those are all valid reasons...
...but they are not mine.
At the end of the day, i do not eat McDonalds because I am above eating McDonalds. It is sh*t.
I prefer prime rib. And if I have to explain why I prefer prime rib over ****, well then, we have a long day ahead of us, don't we! If it needs explanation, then it is most likely you will never understand.
Windows has x billion served. And there are a plethora of reasons not to use Windows XX. Phil in Nebraska might not use it because of moral reasons: he is not 'down' with Microsoft's business practices, bullying other companies and leveraging themselves into a Monopoly. He doesn't want to give his money to 'the man.'
Laura in Holland doesn't use WinXX for political and cultural reasons: she buys/uses the competition to ensure that there will remain a 'competition' and to see what this hippy-dippy techno-utopian cultural phenomena called 'open source' is all about.
And perhaps Vlad in Yugoslavia has been burned by WinXX before, and refuses to shell out hundreds for such a product again, instead turning to something either technologically superior (IE every other OS out there for PC hardware) or something easier to use/navigate.
And those are great reasons.
But they are not my reasons. My reason is that WinXX is sh*t. It is beneath me to use it.
A mediocre OS for mediocre people.
The best-selling OS product for the masses.. kind of the NSYNC or Spice Girls of OSes. Or, a better analogy, the McDonalds of Oses. Tripe for the masses who do not know better, who are so easily swayed by marketing that they drink Pepsi after a nice jog in the nike shoes and hilfiger tracksuit, who think that budweiser is beer, Kraft single slices are cheese, Wonderbread is in fact 'bread,' and Survivor/Jerry Springer are quality television. You know: idiots. The unwashed masses. The ones who keep the McDonalds and Microsofts of the world going.
And that's cool. To each their own. And most of them will never eat 'real' cheese or experience the flavours and variety of 'real beer.'
And they will never know what they are missing.
But it is not like I am some sort of peasant who doesn't have a choice. I do not live in the ghettos, I do not subsist off of handouts. I am not a beggar, and thus can afford to be a chooser. I choose prime rib. I choose to use a Powerbook. I choose to run Linux (technologically superior) and the Mac OS (ease of use) on it.
Because I am worth it. I am worth the few extra dollars for Shaftbury Paul and Tim's. I am worth the few extra cents for a small wheel of brie, or some feta for my salads and pasta, or a fresh loaf of sourdough.
I listen to real music made by bands/groups the gained reputation through talent, not sheer marketing force.
And if I have to explain my preference, if you just don't 'get it,' then chances are you never will. If I have to explain why Windows is beneath me, why McCrap is beneath me, why I don't wear Hilfiger jeans or drink Molson Canadian (the Canuck equivalent to a 5% alchohol Budweiser) or Mike's hard Lemonade or Rotting Grape wine....
Well, never mind. It shouldn't need explaining. If it does, you should be embarrased, because the Clue Train left town, and you missed it.