Actually, I am a 'I want what will work best for me an a given scenario' fan boy.
I feel no ill will toward anyone who doesn't choose an Apple product, yet you seem be quite happy to flush anything down the toilet that doesn't fit in your narrow view.
I use linux at work all the time. Linux has served me well professionally.
Windows serves me well for games.
When I like tinkering, I play with my linux boxes. When I like playing most games, I enjoy Windows or PS3 or PSP or DS or Wii.
When I like to just get sh*t done, and not have to worry about having to tinker with it, I use Apple stuff.
No one platform is best for all applications. I would never write a novel on the iPad, but it has its uses, and it is extremely useful for those.
Finally, I am not worried about losing my credibility with you, I was simply giving my point of view, as all are allowed to. I was not trying to get people to buy and iPad, and I wasn't trying to steer people away from the iPad.
Platform theology discussions are absolutely a joke to me. It is not a religious war, and quite frankly at the end of the day, you aren't going to Heaven or Hell or wherever you think we are going because I chose an iPad, and you chose an Acer Netbook.
The fact that someone could be called 'stupid' as I have seen for making a choice that best fit their computing desires quite frankly is sad, and loses all credibility with me.
Windows has a place, Linux has a place, Apple has a place, Google has a place.
Has anyone stopped to think that all gaming platforms (while computers) are closed? XBox, PS1,2,3, PSP, Wii et al are all closed platforms, yet no one seems to say, 'boy cot them because they are closed, or because they don't have all the other features of their competitor?'