Yeah whats sad is Mac fanboys lecturing how bad PC or Microsoft is and on the otherhand everday they use hardware or software that comes directly from the PC. They say how bad it is when their computers these days are almost exclusively commodity PC parts and technology.So, what you're really saying here is that you want to tell everyone else that they should be (and that you are) - how did you put it? - "proactive and responsible" yet you are unwilling to make a small sacrifice in your frivolous tech toys to do the same.
Kinda sad, really, that you think you can lecture everyone on these ideals, rant and rave about Apple's poor environmental practices, and then turn around and buy their product simply because there was this-or-that petty feature you were unwilling to give up. One of two things is happening here. Either you have totally lost all perspective on how important a stupid MP3 player is in the scheme of things, or you are just a sad, sad man who needs to lecture others with a do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do mentality.
Either way, you need to stop it. Nobody can even post about Macs or iPods any more without you ruining the threads because you're completely out of control with your argumentative nature. If someone says one stinking thing that you disagree with, you will scream until you're blue in the face instead of having a few back-and-forth posts and forgetting about it like a normal person.
They rant and rave about how bad MS is and yet still have to use MS software or code all the time. They tout how they can now run Windows in various ways on the Mac. Their computer is filled with direct or third party licensed MS/Intel/AMD/whatever technology - hundreds of patents from lowly PCs. Then after they are done they go home and play their Xbox. So you are telling me I'm the hypocrite but they aren't. If they hate Microsoft so much they can drop their MS enchanced toys from their worldwide monopoly, its easy to do Things are all so simple and clear cut, right?