>So, because I use a Mac, my thinking is somehow "tainted"?
No, it's because you write "I honestly don't see that"; if you are indeed honest about that, and I have no reason to doubt that, it is an explanation to me why you write things like
"You are still not making any sense."
, which makes me raise an eyebrow and think
"Hold on, *you* are the one not making any sense.",
which is what I wrote:
"it's nearly impossible to formulate something sensible enough to contribute to the thought process of the other side", leading to two people not making any sense to one another.
>Maybe what we need is exactly what you reject: different thinking.
Yeah, I know, "think different".
But from a broader perspective, the Free Software community already are the weirdos doing the different thinking; going in the direction towards proprietary software doesn't need any championing, it's the status-quo.