Originally Posted by n-ster
I find my Google Nexus (PentaBand and unlocked and ICS just makes it so much better for me), and I've seen so many people have problems with their macs and iPhone 4 (4S not so much but it is still new). IMO there are ultrabooks out their now that suit me better than a MBA, and I prefer the Transformer Prime or Galaxy Tab to the iPad 2. I actually really don't like the iPad except for its form factor.
You cannot deny that the majority of their market is because of the marketing and the false thinking Macs never have problems. I also like how Mac users try to never admit their mac has a problem, but for a TINY thing, they'll say PCs are garbage and Macs are problem-free.
I never said that they have problems, I just said that the end user experience is far superior than most competitors (for most users, seeing that you are so dead set against Apple). I have rarely come across people saying that they buy mac because they are problem free, they are fashionable etc, most of my friends who buy Apple either go for the good end user experience or the superior product. We (as a group of friends) recommended one to get the iPhone 4S because we know that he will not be bothered to rearrange the innards of the phone, and then recommended the iPad 2 to another because the form factor is best for his parents (and Asus Transformer was not out yet and he have to fly back within a few days). After playing with the UX31, supposedly the best ultrabook out there, everyone was so unimpressed even the Mac hater grudgingly recommended the MBA11" over the UX31 based on the price we can get for both.
My only mac product, the old iPod 80Gb classic has served me faithfully for over 4 years and it is still going strong. Sure it crashes every now and then, and the battery life is not as good as before, but I have come to appreciate their build quality. Its not the best, but its a good cut above the average competitor, where build quality can be questionable even among "trusted brands" (HP and Dell, both of you can go to hell).
Edit: Oh, and Apple has been so good over the past few years with popularising novelties that they have effectively turned the entire tech community into their marketing machine, eagerly waiting for the next toy to be popularised and then pretending to be uninterested while waiting for some other "good" companies (like Google or Asus) to make a direct competitor.