Re: I'll miss it
"Personally I don't get the Apple hate"
At one time, Apple was very much the underdog, loved by some and appreciated by a few more. Most of the PC world, then having fun with bright green command lines on a black screen, were even unaware of Apple and if they vaguely remembered the name, didn't know anything about them.
Now for a variety of reasons (I'm not going to get into any spats about these) Apple is the Wunderkind of the mainstream media, and few companies have a higher public profile.
It does seem to be that one of the less pleasant aspects of human nature is the desire to see an underdog really built up, then to take a perverse pleasure in knocking them down again.
Then there is the willy-waving (generally by those with metaphorical shortcomings in the appendage department) who cannot see ANYTHING becoming popular, without showering it with contemptuous disdain proclaiming that "If it's popular, it must be because it appeals to sheep and I hate it 'cos I'm too cool & special for all that".
Then again, like with cars, there are those who will knock any car which is different to the one they've bought, as they have to justify what they are tied into, and in denial that they might have made the wrong choice.
The again there's also simple jealousy & sour grapes...
No doubt I'll be buried with down votes for sussing out some commentaries whose denial runs deeper than I thought.