This thread is pretty damn funny. I don't spend much time worried about Mac products because I see them for as "app" devices than solid computers. Sure, you have the iMac Pro with the mid-tier i7 processor, but its graphics card is meh, and its expandability (HDD/SSD/ETC.) is inconvenient at best. So I can't help but laugh when I see people upset over Apple not including "Thunderbolt" technology as if its the "old tech" that makes the Mac Pro not worth the $3K or $4K.
I remember the days (as you mention) when creative technology dependent firms not only had a reason to use Apple products, but did so with pride very well. But it's hard to imagine anyone creative enough to run a profitable business not having ditched Mac products long before the Final Cut debacle. This last weekend I spent a little over $1K and put together a Win 7 machine that's 30% faster than any Mac sold at this moment, runs the Adobe suite, Vegas, Avid, and all the incredibly helpful, free, open source software that will never find its way into the Mac OS. There isn't a single bit of software that I see Apple holding a monopoly over anymore. In fact, it's far more the reverse. I have an iMac only so that I can work with the people still living in the rusty old FCP 7 world or in the shiny amped up iMovie world, but I never turn my Mac on for anything else. The Win 7 OS is solid, fast and I have no complaints.
It's unbelievable that people would spend $3K on a computer-- even if it had the "Thunderbolt technology and a top of the line processor. These people are the last of the lemmings, ready to jump off the cliff but with last second doubts. Apple is now an information delivery company built around incredibly expensive devices that cater to "apps" not programs.
And the PC I just built used Mac compatible parts, so while I'm not condoning it, nor planning on it, I could also use the Mac OS on a PC that would run OSX faster than anything Apple has ever put out to date and 1/3 the price. Of course, there are a million "but you don't get this/that," but, really, I'm not a Mac hater, just someone who needs a fast computer who sees no reason to spend a ton of money on inferior hardware.