Some people call me an "Apple hater," because I point out flaws in the hardware, software, and closed system.
What does an Apple hater look like? I don't know about others who carry the label (proudly, I would assume), but as for me my experience and constructive criticism comes from owning the following Apple hardware:
iPod Nano, first generation - this unit was given to me by SolidWorks, and is used by one daughter.
iPod Classic 120GB - I purchased a refurbished unit from eBay, since it is the only device on the market that can hold my 80GB collection of music.
iPod Nano, 6th generation - this unit was given to me by Autodesk; it just arrived today, and my son has laid claim to it.
iPod Touch, 64GB model - I bought this one from WalMart some years ago in order to understand the whole iPhone thingie.
iPod Touch, 8GB model - I got this one free from Apple for buying a Mac computer; another duaghter laid claim to it.
MacBook - I bought this to be able to write my ebooks about CAD that runs on OS X; a daughter laid claim to it.
Mac mini - I bought this for the same reasons as the Macbook: to write about CAD running on OS X and because the daughter took the MacBook from me.
iPad 2 - I got this one free from IMSI/Design, who are loaning it to me long-term for testing CAD applications, especially theirs. My wife laid claim to it, using it as a $500 kitchen radio.
Also, I buy my CDs from iTunes.
Overall, I find Apple computers over-priced, under-featured, and the OS X opeating sytem clumsy. The trackwheel on Apple music players is a kludge, and the units offer poor sound; I find MP3 players from Sony superior in UX and sound.
So, this is what an Apple Hater looks like.