I was real interested about what I heard about OS 10.7, Lion which was announced today with iOS 5. There was a lot of questions that I had and did not want to go though the whole presentation and analysis. So I went to a Mac forum site and looked at the comments. It was like a lot of the stuff I read here, a lot of bickering and gripping about what they hated about it.
Gripe #1: It does not come with a physical disc. How many iOS upgrades have a DVD download? How does a DVD help those with MacBook Airs. The only real gripe is those who have no internet, or a really slow connection. If person also pays by the Gb, a 4 Gb download may cost, but there will probably be alternatives for those people.
Gripe #2: How can you do a full restore backup without a disc? Even now, you can make a full restore disc on DVD or USB stick, but 10.7 will make a patition for doing restores, and it will also allow for doing a backup from Time Machine.
Gripe #3: You get to download the OS onto any machine you have registered with one $30 purchase. Instead of loving this low price for several machines, they griped about how to do corporate machines, griped about slow downloads to several machines, and having to do multiple downloads.
Gripe #4: To download, you must have OS 10.6. The App Store was an offering for 10.6, you download from the App Store. It may be an inconvenience for some, but when you look at the price a person had to spend to go from XP to Win 7, get real. Most people skipped Vista because it was so pathetic, so when Win 7 comes out, they found out that they had to buy and load Vista before they could get Win 7. This cost consumers hundred$ to do, but this is only two $30 upgrade. And if you had up to five machines, you can get a 5-pack of 10.6 for $49, and then the one $30 10.7 upgrade. How many bucks would it cost to do this with Windows?? You could do five Macs for less than one Windows unit.
Gripe #5: It does not do everything some people want. Sound familiar?
It seems to me that no matter what any manufacturer does, there is a large and vocal group that will whine about every little thing.