You know, I have a feeling you hane a hard time accepting the fact that Apple has been proven to build a stable reliable product compared to the Wintel. The hardware is one of the main reasons why. You seem like the person who always wants to do things the hard way. Ask why dosen't it work verses lets get one that works.
In addition, if it wasn't for the Apple about 90% of the computer products you use today would cos you a lot more. Apple has always placed quality of product and the latest technology first on the consumer computer market. Examples: Appletalk (the first consumer computer network), the Newton (pda), SCSI Drives, USB, Firewire, Crossplatform compatability, the desktop interface (from Xerox), the first to use RISC processing in a personal computer, first to use a 3 1/2" floppy, first to use DVD in a factory built unit, first to install a DVD-R and DVD-RW Super drive, etc...etc...etc... Let's face it Wintel user should thank us cutting edgers for making the stuff so cheap for you who like to work.