>>Only they make their toys better than anybody else
No, you prefer Apple to Orange (I prefer the Zen Vision to the iPod video, I think the creative is much better on many grounds, more CoDecs supported/more screen colours/better battery life/ability to fix and upgrade, I prefer the interface and had the bonus of being cheaper), if you want to pay more for a technically inferior product that's fine, as long as you think you're getting value.
>>Apple also happen to make some pretty serious workstations and servers (unlike Packard Bell, they still have two or more machines on the top 500 supercomputers list, last I knew).
No, Apple don't feature in the top 500 (and I can't recall if they ever did, MS appears).
Apple don't MAKE workstations and servers, they build them and put OSX on them, you can build almost identical kit and bung your OS of choice on there for a fraction of the cost, hell you can run a hackintosh for half the price, my Ubuntu machine has a pair of overclocked q6600s and 8Gb of ram, it cost a third of a similar spec mac pro (and was faster than ANY mac pro when I made it), I don't want to pay three times the price to have a mac logo.