In no way it’s my intention to flame up the discussion here.
But I think it would be very helpful if the following would be understood by everybody not using a MAC:
First of all I think Apple being ‘cultish’ ends at the edge of the Apple Campus.
I am a Mac user and most of my friend are. In my business (Advertising and Film Industry), most people have at least a MacBook. But NO ONE is celebrating Apple as a company. Almost everybody is super critical, annoyed or even disappointed by them.
Why are we still using MAC’s?
Because, in spite of all bullshit Apple does as a company, many of their products are simply very easy and nice to use. On top of that they are beautifully designed, soft- and hardware. And yes, for some people this matters. I’m also fine to pay more for a car if I really like the design - even though I could get the same specs cheaper from a different car brand.
And of top of that, many people have built their business on the MAC eco-system.
I think what causes a lot of tension between PC and MAC users, are comments like ‘You have to be an idiot to buy a MAC’, or ‘Macs are totally overpriced rubbish’ (which basically means the same). These are more or less personal attacks. I think that’s why MAC users often react very defensively.
I never heard a MAC user say things like ‘PC users are idiots’, by the way.
I also don’t understand, why PC users often post negative comments in subjects only concerning MAC’s?
What’s the point?
It is true, that APPLE has lost market shares in the design/video post production/CG business.
But nevertheless there are still many MAC users around. And some of them are great fans of Blender.
So I think it would be a real pity if all support for MAC users would just got cut off. And I think it’s also not fair, if PC users propose that.
I totally understand that it’s unreasonable for the Blender foundation to invest their resources into a Metal renderer. As long as there are other options in the future (Octane, LuxCore, RPR) I’m fine.
I wish PC and MAC users could deal with each other much more friendly, especially here in this forum. Why not support each other? There are good things in both worlds.
And please, please respect that some people enjoy working with MAC’s…even though you might not understand it.