However, I am no fanboi and recognize that the iPad is a piece of crap but people will buy it all the same simply because Apple made it.
I find it fascinating, in a human behavioral way, how so many people seen to enjoy forming negative opinions about products they have neither seen nor used. "Yessir! I'm proud to believe it's crap!" Apple seems to suffer from this more than most companies.
I fully agree that their products are not for everyone, but the strength of the negative opinions goes beyond "It's not for me."
Are people threatened by Apple?