Originally Posted by iGuess
I have never once had a Rev1 product turn out to be a POS.
Okay, well here's my direct experience (your mileage may vary).
MacBook Pro (original): Major overheating problems which were fixed by a firmware update which underclocked the graphics card. Yes the system was finally stable but you were left with a laptop that didn't deliver the advertised speed.
MacBook (original): Widespread problem where the plastics would discolour - never really fixed?
Mac Pro: On launch, no where near as fast as Apple claimed. Thanks to adoption of FB-DIMMs, no memory upgrades available for some time after launch (with Apple's super-expensive parts suspiciously being the only components on offer). Several major problems with the Rosetta emulation software, including a massive memory hole and the inability to type exact decimal values into applications like Adobe CS2. As a result, on launch, the Mac Pro couldn't run several existing pro applications at all, nevermind being twice as fast as the machine it replaced. Several months wait before software was released which provided any real-world speed gains over the outgoing Power Mac G5 Quad. It's a super stable platform now, but lets not forget that at launch it was an absolute nightmare.
Apple Cinema HD Display 23-inch (aluminium): widespread pink colour temperature problems. Very uneven backlights. A bit of a lottery trying to find dcent units. I must have had about a dozen of these displays in the last few years. When you get a good however, they are really good!
Apple Cinema HD Display 30-inch (aluminium): Widespread 'dancing pixels' problem. I had four of these displays and Apple ended up giving me a full refund plus expenses because they couldn't fix the problem. I purchased another of these displays recently, and touch wood, it's appears to be fine now.
MacBook Air (original): Again, overheating problems. Again, fixed by a firmware update that drastically underclocks the MBA at the first signs of overheating. Some users report the second core simply not functioning.
Unibody MacBook/MacBook Air/MacBook Pro: Problems driving external DVI displays. MacBook Pro overheating and locking up. History might suggest that Apple will simply fix the problem by underclocking everything (again). Wide disparity in MacBook screen quality again, a bit of a lottery!
iPhone/iPhone 3G: extremely unreliable, with Apples own applications crashing frequently. I concur with the comment about anything after 1.1.4 being a complete 'goatfuck'. iPhone 3G doesn't provide any real world speed gains over the original iPhone (in my experience).
Mac Mini: A great wee machine.
iMac (aluminium): Seems to work exactly as advertised and except for the glassy-glossy screen issue it appears to be a stellar consumer machine.
Mac Pros: Perhaps a machine that was released a bit ahead of its time, but now that everything has settled down the Mac Pro has proven itself to be an exemplary machine!
LED Cinema Display: Again, apart from concerns over just how glossy the screen is, this product appears to be rock-solid.
So I would venture that MacOldTimer is not so much a Troll as an experienced Mac user. You won't find many experienced Mac users these days who aren't a little sceptical!
Here's hoping that the new unibody 17" MacBook Pro is another great product. But like MacOldTimer, I won't be surprised if problems start to surface!