Here, on this site, you take the contrarian view. That isn’t in doubt just in case you think it is. And that view, to put it nicely, is to the adamant. Hey, That’s your own choice. It does liven it up. But on an Apple enthusiast site, you just might find yourself in the unique position to be called out on it such as the “cult”. Which was, with all due respect, merely funny. That you now added to it ‘those guys over there are just better people’ (yea you did imply that in your reply,just in case you missed your own point). Next, what you do elsewhere and your ‘shucks it always done for the best’ claim is your own opinion as much as it is irrelevant. We all have other pursuits that I’m quite certain we all feel are as egalitarian and noble as yours.
With that out of the way, despite your individual belief of for the greater good intentions, you do poke and prod here toward Apple enthusiasts. That is obvious and suggesting your replies are done simply out of corporate and social benevolence? I mean in all seriousness, really? There is nothing noble or benevolent replying to someone “living rent free in your head” to another poster. ‘I just want to keep it fair’ belief does not mesh with that and many of your statements here. I’m not suggesting you can’t say or do it but I am demonstrating I will call you out via reply.
Google in a search engine discussion? outlandish! Be that as it may, fyi, when Google is successful ‘I make money’. So what reason would I hate on them? (See how that conversational trick works? Let’s me say anything about Google but ultimately I’m for them! because they make me money). As well, as another example, Apple enthusiasts clearly live rent free in your head. (Again see how using that kind of reply is a conversational trick? Speaks to no actual point but gives one a pseudo moral high ground without ever needing to be defined)
I’d like to avoid Annie_M reading my reply and thinking ‘oh no’. But I’ll risk it for one more…let’s say just for the competition. I’ve been on Apple support community for quite a lot of years now. You see it all there, enthusiasts, one offs, average, technically savvy, basic questions/comments, the regular(and hilarious) ‘I was sold an ipad but forgot the PIN and forget the AppleID password’(those happen a lot), tough questions/comments, angry questions/comments, questions/comments from people who are not Apple users at all they just don’t like Apple, people f a different language doing their utmost to converse in English, other categories. What you see first hand is, for whatever reasons, Apple engenders enthusiasm from some and dislike from others. It seems, again for whatever reasons, there’s fewer than average who are neutral on Apple. And goes back a long time too. Over the years after reading and responding to so many categories I noted above, I’d like to think I’m adept seeing where people stand.
Keep any competition friendly Have a great holiday weekend.