I hate what Apple, Inc. stands for. They have been all about monopoly and infringing other people's trademarks ever since the beginning.
The Beatles' record label was called Apple before Apple Computer (now Apple, Inc.) was ever in existence. The Beatles and Apple, Inc. have been fighting each other on trademark issues ever since the beginning.
This pattern of trademark infringement isn't just with Apple Records, either. Just recently, Cisco Systems filed a lawsuit against Apple, Inc. for infringing upon their *registered* trademark "iPhone". This trademark was registered a few years before the iPod came out, so the whole "i" thing shouldn't even be an issue here. Also, Cisco Systems owns the trademark due to it acquiring the company that registered it.
Now what would Apple do if someone started ripping off the iPod name? Hmmm...I've heard that they actually aggressively enforce their trademarks.
Also, if you're buying a computer, you can get more computing power for your money if you buy a PC rather than a Mac. And who says you have to run Windows if you buy a PC? There's always Linux and the other Unix variants out there - so the Vista vs. Mac comparison falls flat there.
As for the new Intel-based Macs being able to run OS X and Windows, while a PC can only run Windows and not OS X, it's simply due to Apple's anti-competitive and monopolistic approach to hardware. Apple can develop Windows drivers for its hardware (since Microsoft is pretty open about hardware working under Windows), but can PC hardware manufacturers write OS X drivers for their hardware? Fat chance in hell...at least at this point. Until Apple opens up, this is quite monopolistic of Apple, and quite contemptible to say the least.
While I respect that Apple, Inc. is quite innovative and creative in its approach to technology, I do think it reprehensible that Steve Jobs thinks he's above the law.
I also think that Apple is more about monopoly than anyone in the PC world, even Microsoft. After all, if you want to build a PC desktop from parts, you find all sorts of options and competition from hardware developers when you go shopping for these parts. However, if you want to build a Mac from parts...fat chance! Sure, Apple has gotten better about that by using USB and standard memory and stuff...but you still can't buy a case and a motherboard to build a Mac from anyone but Apple.