A) We obviously have different priorities. I'll continue to be happy with other devices and you'll continue to be happy with Apple devices. That won't change.
B) Your argument, as a whole, is bunk. Apple users switched to the iPod when it was, at best, a weak contender in the MP3 player market, and to the iPhone from other phones, smart or otherwise, in 2007, when there were no third party apps for the iPhone and Steve Jobs was saying there never would be, because web "apps" should be good enough. No "software ecosystem" and no sign of one. No matter how awesome the iDevices get, this sort of behavior will always remain telling of some significant driving force behind these decisions that has nothing to do with the quality of the device. Apple will never revamp their pricing due to competition, because Apple users will keep buying Apple products no matter how they compare to the competition.