I spent many years living/working happily within Apple's famed "walled garden," but I'm starting to realize that I simply can't afford new Apple stuff going forward. I've made some moves out of Apple-Land via a cheap Chromebook and Android phone, both of which serve my purposes well (but perhaps not as enjoyably as the Mac OS experience). My 2014 Macbook Air needs a new battery (and may have already sustained a bit of battery-related internal damage -- let's hope not), while my 2013 Mini keeps chugging along for now. But these products won't last forever, so I'm clearly coming to a crossroads. Do I: 1. Go ahead and make a full transition into an open-ended, non-Apple environment? 2. Keep patching up the Mini and the Air as long as I can afford to do so, and continue to rely primarily on an Apple environment? 3. Buy used Apple products at affordable prices as needed and maintain relations between the Mac hardware/software and a larger non-Apple landscape? Any opinions or anecdotes welcome.