I am a long time macrumors member, but I figured I'd sign up here and post my 2 cents.
Are we, being such hardcore Apple fanatics, completely missing the point OF Apple? The millions spent on ads showcasing the problems macs don't have compared to pc's, the billions spent on making listening to and buying music a 1, 2, 3 step process... Apple's goal is to bring ease of life and usability of incredible processses/features to the majority, those who might not have it all up there to figure out everything with a "machine" (while making it extremely pretty as well).... the people who call up their college kids in the middle of class and say "A big red X just popped up onto my screen, do I click 'close'?" Equally strong markets are those graphic designers, video editors, photographers who need a reliable, artistic machine that "just works." A third market is the college student who, once again, needs something user friendly and "just works."
Here we are, ADVANCED Apple users, the small minority of Apple users who DON'T keep Apple genius's in businesss because we don't bring in our iMac's when someone accidentally put a file under their dock and they don't know how to get it out... and we are talking about how Apple was, no, not smart enough, nor businesss savvy enough, but GEEKY enought to entice this little community of hackers so as to sell phones to all .0000000001% of Apple users who will ever figure out what the hell a "hack" is.
I mean, Jesus, we sound like a bunch of PC users with all this talk...