This type of action is childish by definition. For an adult, this is a sign of emotional defect that needs therapy.
This type of action is only used to provoke and it is in the same manner that hardcore PC users employ who defined the original denotation of a Hacker. As Macintosh users, it is hard to live in the world as it stands. The reactions that are felt are the same as racial prejudice. If you don't think that has any merit, just go to ANY "power user" forum and barely mention that you are a Mac user and you will feel the brunt of idiocy, FUD, & plain prejudice that the former two feeds into the latter.
As a person who has felt this first hand, try going to ITT Tech as a Mac person, I am beyond offended by this type of "stunt". I am not laughing. I am contemplating legal action. But since I have no money to do anything; other that live check to check, I will not peruse anything. This is a slap in the face of any and all Mac users who have any amount of pride in using a superior computer system. And it came from a fellow Mac user? That is NEVER forgivable. If my best friend slapped me across the face, hard enough to leave a hand-print, and told me that it was only a joke, I would never talk to that person again.
Now, I have taken out AppleMatters.com and am thinking about deleting any other site that is listed as a sponsor on this site. I may never add these sites back into my bookmarks.
As a man who has grown up with the growth of Apple from System 6, I am ashamed to have people associate the term "fanboy" with people who have a healthy obsession. For those who do take it too far, they should be dealt with on an individual basis.
I can understand if there are people who will read this and think that I am one of the "fanboy"s that I am talking about. But I don't go around being smug, talking down to others who don't have Apple products. I am not that stupid. There are plenty of other stupid people out there. Hmmmm, Paul Thurrott anyone? Dvorak??