Why do they always get so ugly?
They're both just a kind of computer, and it's there to suit your needs, nothing more. You press the on button, it turns on. They vary in quality and they all have pluses and minuses, but no one gets into such vicious arguments over Canon vs. Fujifilm camera users, so who cares?
By getting into petty, personal grudges over a brand of computer, you're playing into it and PROMOTING both brands better than both companies could hope for. YOU are all doing the marketing while Microsoft and Apple sit back and watch the money pour in. They couldn't care less who you champion over the other, and most of the stereotypes each side trot out to defend their choice of computer are provided by the companies themselves for you to abuse. IT'S BULLSHIT.
Can't any of you look past the heavy marketing campaigns from both companies, and just see the products for what they are, on their own merits? I'm extremely tired of how people react to what kind of computer I decided to purchase, as if one is better than the other, or it shows some part of my psychology or personality. WHO CARES?!
[Just to clarify, I'm not against people asking which honest questions about which computer to get, it's just when the stupid personal attacks come in that I get really pissed. This is NOT a war.]