Sadly Apple just became too big, caring ever more for the $$$$ rather than the customer. Where older Mac's perfect absolutely not, equally one did sense that Apple was doing it's level best to produce the best it possibly could. Today Apple is solely focused on revenue at all costs, hence why we see such a poor Mac line up today; old designs, over spec'd & under performing, shoddy SW, elevated prices frequently requiring in-house upgrades with deliberate excessive margins, worse designed to be so and seemingly endless issues.Great comments about the state of Apple and its shabby and abusive customer treatment.
As clichéd as it may be, it's a shame that the Apple has fallen so very far from the tree. Only difference these days is that Apple has learnt to dress up it's errors and appease the end users via it's physical stores. At the end of the day a pig in lipstick is what it is...