I hear you. My first mac was an SE-30 in 1989. My last is apparently going to be the 2009 mini. When it was my planned time to upgrade in 2013, Apple had nothing worth buying. mostly due to poor video. I waited until 2014 to see if they did better, and they downgraded the entire mini lineup. So I ended up with a Gigibyte Brix Pro, i5 version. Outfitted it to better than the highest end mini for the cost of the mid-range model. I ran it as a hackintosh for a year, then swapped out to Windows 10. Apple has about as much spyware as Microsoft now, so there is not that much difference there. And I did figure out how to make that 2-D dock-like thing useful.
So yes, they are too busy being a phone company to care about the computers. As Jobs famously said;"I'd milk the Mac for all it's worth, then get on the the next great thing." The company stayed true to that vision. And since I have no use for a smart phone, I'm done buying their products.