An Apple IIe is hardly experience with Apple and the Mac operating system
If you read their responses they actually agreed with me.
Apple IIe was my *first* Apple computer, Jerry. I don't consider myself a Mac Guy, but I use them nearly every day at work and I have owned and used others over the years. I've recommended Macs to people and no doubt will do so in the future where I consider it the right choice.
Their responses don't agree with you. They point out two PC vendors rated as having more reliable hardware, for example. No one, including me, claimed that Macs were poor hardware, just that the claim that it's better than any PC is quite simply wrong. They also went on to mention problems with the OS.
Apple's support is good. I don't know if it's the same over there as here, but here you pay for it (as you do with some of the other PC vendors, too), so I would expect it to be good.
I also went on to say that a Mac would be a good choice, but your original comments perpetuated a myth that Apple's hardware is better than PCs.
You're looking for an argument where none exists, Jerry, just because I corrected the misrepresentation that Apple hardware is superior to PC and that it was a "choice" where no such choice existed due to Apple's restrictions. That claim is too general and too sweeping and like most such broad comments is wrong. You can easily promote the virtues of the Mac without resorting to inaccurate statements.