I'm not sure which forum this would fit into, so here it goes.
I've been a long time mac user, and a big fan of Apple's products. I got hooked in 95, and was made fun of by classmates to an extreme extent at the time for being a mac fanatic. (those same classmates are now hooked on macs, oh the irony) Anyways, with the success of the iPod, and the migration to Intel, I'm not sure how I feel about apple. I miss the days when seeing a PowerBook was something of an oddity, when people would ask me "what is that white and silver thing you're listening to?" or "That's a neat looking white laptop, who makes those?". For me, using a mac or an apple product felt like being a member of a club who found a nice, powerful machine that does everything we want with a minimum of hassle. I recall doing whatever I could to spread the word to get more macs out there. Now that it seems like all of those efforts are seemingly paying off, I'm not so keen on it.
The intel migration is something of an irritation to me as well. I recall being told by Steve Jobs that the G5 was faster and better than anything that intel had to offer. Suddenly, intel chips are dramatically better. Were we being lied to? I honestly doubt that intel has made that much dramatic progress since 2003, and somehow their 32 bit cisc chips are outperforming 64 bit risc chips that are derived from chips being used in the IBM z/series. What's going on with this? Were we lied to, and when? Were numbers fudged? I'm not asking for a congressional inquiry, but I'm a little confused and feel lied to in an odd way.