I've been an Apple user going back to the II+ and a a mac user since my 2004 g4 powerbook. Over the past year or so I've found mac's to get more and more useless to the point where I'm shopping for my first PC in 8 years. It's been one apple bull-crap stupidity after an other that I just subconsciously make excuses for as my user experience turned to garbage. There's a thousand little things to start. Apple hides everything you need, so trying to actually use the damn thing is torture. I do Arudino embedded system programming and I work at a level where I have to modify libraries. They're ina nice lib directory on windows but nowhere to be found it mac, even my user-defined libraries are just thrown in with my apps. I listen to Audible audiobooks while I'm driving which have been well integrated into itunes for years. Except now instead of showing me files it shows the pretty little art work, one artwork per book except that audible divides the books into smaller files, so with the new iTunes I never know if I have a whole book or a quarter of a book. Wow, that've made something good into something useless (but pretty). Similarly, on my iPod mini I can boost the playback 20% speed, which is easier for my brain to absorb and I give audible 20% more money since I finish sooner. It's win-win. Except that on anything newer than about 4 years ago, that feature is gone. I listen to these books and music in the car, where the tactile buttons are essential to control the player while driving. My iTouch 2nd gen hasn't been out of my desk drawer for over a year while my 2004 mini sees daily use. My music is on the mini and not my iPhone. What garbage apple produces today. Any program I use, trying to find data files is like delving into uncharted waters and pure torture from a UI point of view. I do high-end fashion style photography as a hobby. Why the hell does aperture hide all my files (the actual files not their silly library to import or export from). Apple is hiding the file system. At this point, all Apple products are total garbage for anyone wanting to do serious work of any kind (programming, media design, etc). You're stuck in a world of Apple which is a psychotic break from the real world. A world where your work is not your own and you're forbidden to know where Apple hides it. The cloud makes this 1000 times worse. Do I really need to store my collection of 187 gig of raw Nikon files in the cloud so I can edit them? I have them on my system HD, 2 USB drives for backup, and a stack of DVD-R's. Why in the world would I want to edit from the cloud??? Instead we have cheap toys like the iPads, which actually are a lot of fun for playing games and pretty decent for web browsing and email. But Apple actually thinks they are in a position to compete with a desk top computer. I laugh at the absolute stupidity of trying to do real photoshop work on an iPad. Can you even color calibrate an iPad? It's a joke, it's not meant for real work. Then people in the forum are dreaming about a processor box you can plug the iPad in for number crunching, an external display, mass storage. Oh my god. What does the iPad do in that situation? You've replaced every part of what it does with another module, the iPad is just an ugly little do nothing to make you feel warm and fuzzy? Just give me a $300 PC instead of all that garbage and it will do the job 100 times better. So, the software and OS is totally useless for any modern work. The iOS products are cheap toys that have none of what makes apple special and will be "just an overpriced table" in 2 years. Oh and now let's look at the rumoured 7" table that got so much attention. You fanatics are saying how much Apple needs to compete with the cheaper tablets and amazon fire. But haven't you same people been saying for the fast 15 years that Apple builds quality products for the high end market and won't compete on price with the bottom feeders? I guess Apple circa 2013 is simply another bottom feeder. Tim Cook is going to run this company into the ground within 3 years and then Steve Jobs will be remembered as a God (and deservedly so). I won't be there for the show, apple has seen it's last dollar from me and they can let the door hit them in the ass on the way out of my life. Even reading the threads here, the anti-apple sentiment is growing stronger and the defense knows it's on thinner and thinner ice. Apple TV....what junk, version 3 gives us 1080p, yet only with content so over-compressed the 720p version looks better. Would it really kill Apple to let it link with an apple bluetooth keyboard and mouse to let you browse youtube, etc in a non-painful way? Would it kill them to allow it to play DVD's off my NAS box? I feel like a noose has been taken off my neck breaking free from Apple, and I have my champagne ready for when the stock drops below $100/share. I'm not the only one who feels this way you can feel the difference everywhere you read about apple, even here. The real apple users like me are jumping ships in droves, not even waiting to see the next mac pro (if there even is one), and when the cheap bottom-feeding tablets lose out to samsung, asus, sony, dell, and 50 Chinese vendors, it will be too late for Apple.