These arguments are ridiculous. Way too much arguing and comparing things as if they are extremes when the real issues not.
It's about perspective and some of it's about specific users who tend to be a little too condescending to others. For instance if a Mac user wants to use a Mac that doesn't have pretty graphics all over the place, let him be. Who the hell made you the Mac god?
It also goes the other way if someone wants pretty graphics everywhere, let him be.
This argument is about personal taste and everyone has their own taste.
Frankly sometimes I wonder if certain Mac users could ever handle being in a larger marketshare. The beauty of having a growing market is that there is room for options. In the past in many areas it was usually easy to pick out software in the Mac market and say "this is the one to get". Now we see more options all of the time. It doesn't mean that one is better than the other but that there are options. With options you get burning software that shows smoke for some folks while for others there are similar programs that just display in a basic way what is going on. Personally I could care less for the smoke unless I'm going to sit there and stare at it or show it off. I typically do neither. I want to have something going and move on to working on something else. That's me though.
Depending on *my* system and what else I want to do can decide just how resource hungry I think something might be.
Note I'm not saying that people can't express an opinion because opinions are feedback that developers want. To enter into attacking people and/or their opinions is simply idiotic and childish. I've worn both Mac and Windows hats at work and home and the attitudes I've seen by a few here clearly show why I'm embarrassed to talk about Macs around many of my colleagues in the Windows community. Mac users on the whole are considered by many to be superficial and fanatical to the point of driving people away who might be the least bit interested in the Mac. Pretty sad really.
And, before I end this, sure I used Disco as an example. It came to mind first and I thought might better reflect my point since this software isn't even finished.
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