I think the fact that they're sometimes so stubborn is both what makes them great, as well as a big downfall. Power-users like many of the people on this board tend to suffer because Apple sometimes has a tendency to make things too 'dummy-proof' for the masses, and products aren't as feature rich as they'd like. I think sometimes Apple underestimates their customer base. Yet, their products tend to work better than their competitors because the features they do include work really, really well. They don't try to over-extend themselves and be all things to all people, like for example Microsoft. They do what they do really well, and if it seems like they're not doing something people are clamoring for, while it's very frustrating to us, it's probably for a reason.