The main point of your little speech seems to be that people who purchase this clone will expect Apple to support it. Even though no one on this thread -- or on any of the other boards I've read today on the subject-- has stated this expectation. I think it's a fair to make the assumption that anyone who would purchase a clone would be aware that they can't turn to Apple for support.,
Your secondary point is that people who would choose to purchase a clone would be doing so out of spite (or because they're cheap), rather than to fill their need for a mid-range, expandable desktop. Again, you seem to be addressing comments/people that don't exist.
In short, you talk a lot for someone who "will be buying my first Apple computer sometime this year".
Yes, I will buy my own personal Apple "sometime this year". It's not just talk since I work in corporate environment administering both PC's and Macs. My corporate workstation is a Mac Pro. Mac's are slowly replacing our windows machines because we have pretty much had it with the instabilities of Windows. Apple's OSX has been hugely successful for our users and requires virtually no assistance from us outside of very small training issues when coming from a Windows environment. VMWare Fusion and Windows XP works quite well when we need those specific apps that are only available for Windows. The integration between hardware and software was a huge selling point for us and management. We don't care that they don't use the most absolute-current technology because Apple makes certain (and certifies) that all the components will work as advertised. That is what makes Apple so good. Crapware companies trying to hitch a ride on Apple's success by producing a lousy product deserves the legal kicking they are going to receive.
I haven't purchased my own personal Mac yet only because I'm waiting for the June announcement. My old home computer is finally showing its age and after using Macs for many years at work, I'm a true believer in their machines.