I don't have a MacBook yet, but after reading that even your ex-employees are 'struggling to accept the junk Apple keeps adding to OS X' and 'trying to keep the faith' I am not sure anymore that I want one. But I also don't think that the gap shrinking between you and your competition is that bad as Cringely says. Those who appreciate the real quality won't buy some plastic replica just because it's cheaper.
My Nexus 4 has been shipped one hour ago. Somewhere deep in my