I'm a techie but I don't do Apple.
Actually, I think most techies 'don't do Apple' since Android offers more customization. I think it is actually the non-techies that like Apple for it's simplicity.
And Apple stuff isn't as perfect as people who have never used it think because many who do use Apple stuff sugar coat the experience.
No company or product is perfect and Apple is no different. What I find entertaining is how many people love to hate Apple. If you were to base a buying decision on opinions from certain sites on the internet on Apple, you would probably never buy any. Specifically check out the opinions of forum posters on Phone Arena. Most people there would have you believe that the iPhone and iPad are horrible products that only a 'stupid comsumer' - iSheep as they like to call them - would ever buy.
So while it may be true that some Apple users sugar coat the experience, there are plenty of Apple haters that will give you a very poor impression of the products that is just as far from reality.
Apple products are primarily designed to generate revenue for Apple, not provide user functionality as a primary function.
All companies products or services are designed to generate revenue - that's what keeps them in business and if said products or services didn't "provide user functionality as a primary function" the company wouldn't be successful for very long. I think we can agree that Apple has had some success.
I'll continue to support the alternative Nexus, Kindle and Nook tablets that offer more functionality, better and more versatile hardware and a more diverse and supportive ecosystem.
I have and love the Kindle Fire, but it has been widely considered to be nothing more than a portal for Amazon sales and it is very limited due to Amazon locking down the Android system it is based on. Nothing wrong with that and I knew it going in, but considering your opinion about Apple only making products to drive revenue, I am surprised you would be interested and supportive of the Kindle. I do suspect, though, that you may have hacked yours and use it beyond the intentions Amazon had in mind - but maybe not.
To clarify, I had 2 Android phones (my wife still has hers) and now have an iPhone 5c and an iPad Air, so I have used both OS. I think they are both good systems with different strengths and weakness like anything else. For someone like yourself, Android is no doubt the better choice for most of what it seems you like to do.