I have been around here a long time too. Never seen an Apple product that seemed good enough to justify the high price. When I was given Apple kit at work for a development project I found the restrictions they imposed on what I could do with it - in order to preserve their control and profits - frustrating and damaged my productivity.
I found the skeuomorphic interface annoying and inferior to what I was used too with GNOME on Linux.
I don't hate Apple products - I just don't think they are any good.