Originally Posted by kper99
I was really looking forward to purchasing a new iMac and had delayed purchase in anticipation of some great Apple ingenuity. Unfortunately I felt let down, as a lot of others in this forum are. I get a nagging feeling that I'd be squeezed for each penny (And/Or they just threw up their hands and said we don't really give a S&*t), that Apple's staff meetings consist of more marketing and pricing analysis than innovative designs and features. I have respected Apple for having a vision of innovation, but I fail to see vision in these products (Mac Pro excluded). Hey, I'd even pay more for higher quality/performance, just give me the option.
I'm planning on waiting for more benchmarks on performance. I don't know if I'll buy a previous model, wait for the back to school special, or maybe just spring for a Sony Viao (quite the package now). If anyone in-the-know has any inputs for someone dissuaded by these offers please advise.
For some funny reason, this is just like most first posts that are hitting Appleinsider and Macworld as well.
Crap on Apple, its staff, Jobs, Mac,s without hesitation. Threatening to buy pcs, which in itself questions the bloggers true identity; once a Mac, you never go back.
Alway wants this, wants that, cheaper, cheaper, and are sickeningly disappointed.
Just perusing through the last few articles, out of the 24 new posters, there were 15 trashers, 3 were neutral and 6 were positive. Most interesting: a significant number of newbies are from the UK and just seemed they couldn't wait to spew crap.
More intriguing, they seem to be using the same words or phrases, like, "I have respected Apple for having a vision of innovation" But again, most have never had a Mac.
Bottom line: I think that a lot of the trolls are not a lot. Just one or two AH's that multi-registered.