Why cant Apple give us a decent desktop instead of these iMac things and laptop on top of laptop, Apples products are squareley aimed at a certain eschalon of the buying public which is the upwardly mobile traveling around business person, the ordinary person on the street who has some money to spend has been left behind.
No offense but how long have you been with Apple? Affordability/raw value for the money (vs a Windows PC) has NEVER been Apple's strong suite. Did you buy that Mac Pro in your signature new? Because I can guarantee you that it cost a pretty penny when it was new, more than an "ordinary person on the street who has some money to spend," could generally justify. That said, while the iMac may not be cheap it's still the cheapest way to get a fast desktop computer and a 5K screen, and that's got to count for something.
Apple please stop making gadgety iphones and watches and ever thinner laptops and ever thinner horrid iMacs etc and return to your roots and make some decent desktops.
I for one know I am on my last Apple laptop and my 2009 Mac Pro will be my last Apple desktop
I get that you're frustrated, a lot of Mac users with varying needs are for varying reasons.
That said, I would argue that the 2011-2015 iMacs represent the pinnacle of both iMac design and performance (relative to the rest of the market at the time of release). People seem to have this conception that iMacs featuring extremely high end parts like the 2012 iMac with the GTX 680MX, or the 2014/2015 iMacs with 4790K/6700K i7 CPUs are the norm, when historically speaking, they are outliers.
iMacs before around 2009 (for high end models, 2011 for lower end models) were known for being SLOW relative to the competition at the time. Heck I remember the days when any professional user or "Mac gamer" worth his or her salt saved up his or her pennies to get a PowerMac/Mac Pro, and pitied the poor soul who sought to attempt such endeavors on a lowly iMac.
Please note, I'm not trying to make excuses for Apple not doing better, I'd like to see a more capable iMac, an xMac, or some Nvidia graphics options as much as the next guy, I just want to help put things into historical context.
But really, if you want to make an impact, don't make posts that just complain. Telling Apple to "stop making gadgety iphones and watches" when that makes up the majority of their revenue is just silly. Telling Apple to stop making "ever thinner laptops and ever thinner horrid iMacs," when Macs have until very recently been doing better than ever also doesn't make a lot of sense. Be clear about what you want, what you feel is lacking and what would excite you.
While it's true that sometimes "the customer can't know what they want until you show them," it's also true that Apple can't always know what the customer's really want if they never speak up (or if Apple never listens)