As an original Mac enthusiast from the 1984 Little Mac at home and at work before I retired 22 years ago, through all the generations owned, including my present household collection of 21 and 27 inch iMacs, five iPods including two Classics, four iPads, and a Macbook for a while, I sense a significant lull in the Apple story. 32 great years with Apple seem to be fading. Where are the Blockbusters? The current drastic slide in Apple shares is a glaring symptom of the loss of new ideas. Blah software updates everywhere, no matter the spin, won't fix this issue. Particularly when each one brings new hiccups, some of which don't get fixed. Degradation in iTunes user friendliness complaints are widespread. Jobs wouldn't have let the latest versions out of the house. I protect my 13,000 iTunes tracks with my Classics, two external HDs, and DVDs. I don't trust the Apple OS that destroyed 40% of my Photo library over several updates, to not destroy my music library as well. The iPad appears to be the last real "new", slightly different in concept, Blockbuster item. Yes, there are the Watch and the Pencil, but the Watch is just a smaller, lessor Touch with a wristband so far and lacks independence. The Watch is the first "new" device that I have no urge to run out and buy. Even the iPad is a giant but much more powerful Touch. Labeling the iPad 3 a Pro doesn't make it something new. Labels don't matter-concepts matter. The "make it thinner" concept is dumb. The Spaceship Campus will be great when complete, and the Cloud is nice with reservations, but not a unique Apple brainstorm. All the solar arrays are commendable but again, not unique. The Little Mac was a real Blockbuster as were the early Notebooks, the iPhone, the iPods, iTunes,and the iMacs. These were all outgrowths of the Jobs genius. Since Cook, what do we have? Monthly management shuffles and hirings? iCars!? Dr. Dre? Music, if it survives? Software wiping out our own Music? Significant software glitches for we customers to troubleshoot for Apple? Beats earphones? My 1980s Sony MDRs are far better at a fraction of the price. Again, names don't matter. Missing quality control matters. Cook is a business manager and apparently a good one. His next tier managers are just that, but where is the genius of the first thirty years? Jobs is sorely missed. Not because he was a nice guy (which apparently he wasn't), but because he saw and made things we needed before we knew we needed them. That factor is gone and shows no sign of coming back. Fortunately the core products remain magnificent, except for the deserted little Classic and the unreliable software updates. The annual Apple dog and pony shows are getting jaded compared to years ago, and even the new underground auditorium can't fix that. The applause is no longer deafening. The yearly "One More Thing" is history. The great ideas are missing.