The aforementioned link to Mark Pilgrim on The Setup sent me back to a re-read of this piece I wrote in 2006, when Pilgrim announced his switch from Mac OS X to Ubuntu. I wrote:
I’m deeply suspicious of Mac users who claim to be perfectly
happy with Mac OS X. Real Mac users, to me, are people with much
higher standards, impossibly high standards, and who use Macs not
because they’re great, but because they suck less than
everything else. Pilgrim, to me, is a quintessential Mac user in
that regard; and what he’s doing is wondering if maybe things
might suck less somewhere else.