No, this thread is not about today's share price dip or usual market share oscillations. It's about identifying those who, like me, supported Apple and loved its products when it was far from being the corporate behemoth that it is today. I am talking especially about the late 80s and early-to-late 90s, when financial issues began and everyone and their dog proclaimed the company dead. But we were there, buying Snow White Apple //s and Macs when the mainstream market was clearly PC-DOS and Windows; when Macworld was still a thick publication devoted to specialized niches; when passionate developers showed their skills without knowing whether they would sell one or a million units of their software (Free Tools Association for the IIGS, Bungie, Spiderweb, Fantasoft etc.); when 680x0 and PowerPC represented uniqueness against majority. No, I do NOT think Apple's "best days are ahead" as SJ wishfully put it; in fact, for me Tim Cook is a terrible CEO who should have stayed as COO instead and nothing else...no clear vision, already catering to Wall Street anal-ysts' fantasies, loss of innovation initiative and consideration of cheapo solutions to increase market share instead of sticking to the "where the puck shall be" principle. So assuming my gloomy predictions above are correct and Apple loses much of its current clout in music, phone and computer markets, I would ask the following: HOW MANY of you actually MISS a smaller, more niche-oriented Apple (i.e., DTP, video, graphics) that really cared about releasing the best products out there (or at least genuinely tried to) while reflecting the "us against the world" factor better than any other tech company in the world? Ya know: proprietary ports, RGB monitors, distinct processor architectures, unique design, tight UI, Mac Toolbox programming books, PowerPC much faster than the latest Intel offerings, etc. Pros? Cons? Never gonna happen again? I am just curious, that's all.