most of you are willing to listen to fair criticism regarding Apple. So here's my take:
The current (meaning last 12 months) take of Apples hardware lineup has been terribly managed at the cost of the long devoted Apple consumer. Specifically I refer to the debacle that is Apple's Power Mac line. The MHZ Myth does exist, to a point. But thats not really my point. Apple went along way in touting all of the quicksilver models as being much faster than 1.7 ghz pentiums. Fine. People bought that. Yet now the i-mac gets the guts of the current Power Mac line up at a much reduced cost and a superdrive to boot. The 733 Quicksilvers minus the monitor deserved at least the same. Then there is the combo-drive Tibook sneak attack which didn't sit well with many Ti buyers. But most annoying was the "count on being blown away" bull Apple threw out there. Enough is enough. Steve Jobs has to either release top of the line products with all the trimmings or he needs to step down. Enough of these special event announcements. Most are tired of it. This isn't a fashion show. IF you have the g5's or g4 Apollo towers get them out of lose the rest of your already dwindling customer base.
I love using Macs. I work with them. But this is getting absurd. Do we have to be spoon-fed Steve Jobs's new i-Mac before getting sufficient towers?
Flame away but I think I speak the truth for many.