Apple have always created a bit of a divide in user opinion about their products and philosophy. Apple fans frequently find themselves having to go on the defence from those who very openly criticise Apple.
When I started buying Apple products, I encountered this and had to learn what approach to this argument worked for me. I took (and still do) the stance of “I personally place enough value on the things Apple do well to justify the cost of ownership, but if you value different things then that’s your choice”. I don’t think people who prefer PCs are ‘wrong’ and I don’t try and force Apple-speak down anyone’s throat (although defending Apple can be seen as a sign of this by many).
So I am disappointed that the elite of the Apple bloggers are more and more frequently resorting to sarcasm, elitism and arrogance when it comes to addressing the competition. I can totally see where it has come from, but I don’t think they quite realise the harm they are doing and the stereotype that they are falling into.
I’m not going to list these bloggers as your journey through the web is yours and yours alone. However I will link to my favourite blogger at the moment, Matt Alexander, who writes excellently and seems to be able to maintain distance from getting too emotional about the whole thing!
Matt Alexander’s blog: ONE37.NET