> You might have missed the relatively recent news that the core Apple users (design-types) have been unhappy with some recent decisions with OSX (the FCP interface change, the lack of a new mac pro for last few years...there were some more but I happen to remember these because of the ars article about mac pro alternatives).
Apple used to serve that demographic, but is moving more and more to the low-end mass consumer market software-wise. I used Aperture (Apple's raw editing software) before, nowadays, it is mostly neglected, unstable, and slow. In the meanwhile, I moved to Lightroom, since Adobe seems to care for that market. Apple invests more in 'toy variants' of FCP and Aperture, namely iMovie and iPhoto. My wife uses both, and they are not really able to handle large amounts of material, and lack in many areas (e.g. geocoding in iPhoto, because low-end users alls use an iPhone as their photo camera).
The operating system is also slowly changing towards non-power users. E.g. they replaced the sane Exposé/Spaces by Mission Control in 10.7, which sucks, and full-screen apps (also introduced in 10.7) don't work with multiple monitors (one screen is just a grey canvas). Also, Mountain Lion (10.8), while still being very usable, slowly made the next step towards iOSification: by default it only runs signed applications or applications from the app store. I won't be surprised if the next version runs only app store applications by default.