Throughout my life, I've slowly grown aware of the simple truth that "bigger is not better". Apple was once the scrappy underdog competition sicking it to the man that was Microsoft, and created truly innovative, and excellent products. They still do create good products, for the most part. ...but they've lost something. Their design is as beautiful as ever, the specs are as average as ever, and the software... well, it's good, but not as good as it used to be, by comparison to their competition. What's missing is that scrappiness. When people think of major Tech firms, it used to be Intel, IBM, Microsoft... Now, it's MS, Google, and Apple... has gotten too big. They've forgotten what made them great in the first place. They as a company has stopped thinking different, has started thinking about MAJORITY, and total market value and exposure. It's numbers now, not passion, and it shows, in their customers support, in their abysmally slow progression of software development (especially where it's really important - the Pro software and the OS), and sadly, in their Quality Control. Being the best they can be has taken a back seat to making the most money they can make, and sure, what else do stockholders of major multinational corporations expect besides dividends and stock splits? The trouble is, CUSTOMERS want, and DESERVE more. I've come to the sad conclusion that there are no companies that can actually provide me with what I really WANT. Sure, there are companies that meet my needs, and Apple tends to do it best - but they always leave me wanting something better, and it's not to be found in their next product lineup. I suppose it was inevitable that Apple would become that which they were created to destroy - it's the sort of thing that happens all the time. Look at the Sundance Film Festival... Slamdance... The Weinstein Company... Pixar... Heck, even the USA. So perhaps it's time for a new underdog, a new scrappy competitor, someone to stick it to the Man that Apple has become. Maybe an unknown startup will rise up soon, selling awesome computers running a new distribution of Linux... packaging well-developed apps of their own, and revolutionary software that'll allow users to run programs for nearly any OS... Or maybe something altogether new, something we've never seen before. Maybe it's time for a New Apple.