RIP, Mr. Jobs.
I've owned something by Apple since the days of the Macintosh IIsi (that's pre-"PowerMac" even), so I've definitely been in the Apple game for a while. Still got my iPhone & iPod classic. I also have a good friend that works for them in Cupertino, and writes the manuals that you get with the products (although, getting an idea of future Apple products from my friend is impossible... he sticks to his non-disclosure agreement like glue).
I understand people's gripes against them and the apparent "elitism" of their pricing, but I also understand that their products have been extremely high quality (for the most part... *cough* antenna *cough*), and even if they lag in innovation for a while (or have to bite other people's ideas to catch up), whatever they set their mind to is done right, and I think a lot of that was the business model that Steve set up... so cheers to Jobby-Jobs, most definitely.