I wouldn't worry too much about his comments, honestly i've never heard *anyone* that has had as many issues..... obviously angry about it as well. I'm very aggressive about upgrades, but also carefull to check device/application compatibility ahead of time. The only major issue for me with Lion was I could no longer run i1 for color profiling - i knew that ahead of time, so i just boot in Snow Leopard for Color Management Chores, then copy profiles over to Lion.
Some comments are factually incorrect, his association of Final Cut Pro X and Quicktime for instance, QT is 32 bit - FCPX uses AV Foundation.
I think you'll find the incorrect facts are solely on your part as I never mentioned FCPX + Quicktime. Not sure anyone else did either as first mention of Quicktime is in your post.
And do you also somehow think I should be skipping with joy around the internet because 3 out of 4 of my rather expensive Apple items should be faulty/problematic. All I'm doing is offering a real world, non fawning view of Apple. What does annoy me however is naive macolytes defending their perfect company. Ironically the one item that works just fine is the iPod nano which was a sale bargain. The other 3 being full price brand new top of range items.
I should mention that I certainly do not think PC vendors are perfect either, but unlike Apple they do not claim to 'just work'. And as I already mentioned above, the more expensive a purchase is, the less likely people are to admit to any issues. And as Apple products are only at the high priced end of market.....you get a lot of people protesting a little too hard that they work perfectly.
Now not only do Apple not sell cheap products, but spec both the hardware and design the software. This means they should be much, much better than PCs running Windows which has to run on a near infinite combination of hardware, a lot of which is cheap and nasty.
Now I've had PCs that have had no problems, but I would not be daft enough to claim that all PCs are good as a result of this, yet I've seen Mac users try to prove that all Macs work as theirs didn't have issues.
In the last week Apple have had 3 major software problems. Both Lion + Snow Leopard updates and also iTunes Match screwing up people's music.
The majority of Apple users I know have taken their Macs back to the store within the first year. I'm the only Mac laptop user I know who hasn't had problems with the magsafe power cord - Apple have had been forced to do a product recall on it as it happens.OSX Update problemsiTunes match ProblemsMag Safe recall
yet despite it being a worldwide problem, you can't get a replacement here in UK. And a colleague who lives a few doors down has had several break and had to cough up for new ones - not cheap either.PS issues with Snow Leopard
This was sorted with the SL 10.6.2 update if I recall, but then then 10.6.3 caused new problems
with CS3.One of very many threads re Snow Leopard color management problems
And the lists of issues go on and on. Which kind of makes a mockery of Apple's marketing strategy.