On the flip side, I've loved every Mac that I've owned. I had a PPC 603 for a while (running OS 8.6), a G3 Powerbook (Clamshell), then a G4 (running 10.1 and later 10.4), which would later be replaced by a 2006 MBP (that I bought at a Hamfest in 2011 for $200, not bad). They did most of what I wanted them to do, and I usually had a Windows desktop that the gaming took place on (with the exception of the 603 that was my only computer at that time....oh the hours of Starcraft, Diablo II, and MechWarrior....), and a Windows/Linux laptop that was my *normal* system (I usually by a Windows laptop on a 4-5 year cycle).
Where was I? Oh yes, I loved all of the Macs. They had the stability that I wish Windows had, and the polish I wish Linux had. Plus commercial software support - outside of gaming (which is certainly changing) I never had an issue with the software I needed not being availible for Mac OS or OS X.
Sadly, I'm hearing that the hardware reliability has died with the newer laptop lineup. My 2006 MBP and 2007 MB are still kicking, but are showing their age at this point with more recent software (Firefox....Flash...)