Originally Posted by Dr_Watso
I'm trying, but I'll be very general so it can't be mis-construed.
A mac is almost totally limited in terms of both hardware, and software choice, you simply can't use most of what's out there. Additionally, I find apple devices are typically more limited in terms of OS/software options, customization and personalization. I remember some time ago I was really shocked to find out that a user was not able to change the way windows and menus looked.(have they added this, yet?) It's so simple in Windows, and I find that most windows computers (for better or worse) are much more a reflection on the end-users personality than they are a reflection of Steve Job's personality.
Curse and blessing. All depends what you need. For a whole lot of people, they won't ever need to do any of the huge number of things macs can't do and if they find the interface easier in some way, they should get a mac. The extra expense is worth it for them.
So true. I got spoiled with the Aero view in Windows Vista and how attractive it is. I'm surprised the interfaces for the Mac look so dated and primitive. Yes, Aero view sucks up more processing power, but looks matter and Windows just tries harder. Two months into using my Mac, I am not at all impressed at how clunky and limited the experience is. I got spoiled with Windows.
The outside case of the Mac looks better. When you open it up, though, things go downhill from there.