I'm not convinced and here's why: The fact they have a separate section called "the apple ecosystem" among a PLETHORA of other interesting subjects makes me believe they have alienated the brand. Not only that, one of the articles you just referenced is clearly not in Apples interest to have talked about and have light brought to it. You're arguing with yourself with that bullet point.
anyways... on the note of the first point I made
To some alienating it sorta plays on how a lot of apple fans are like Fox News fans. they have their own little section to be nuts... So of course if I go peddling around the crazy coo coo section of Ars, or Reddit or wherever... I of course WILL find Upvoted apple posts..
We both are staring at the same site and seeing completely different things.
You see a section devoted to Apple as Pro Apple
I see it as "give the crazies their little fun room"
It's like you say "Why wait?" then argue back articles as if you browse that site with Ctrl-F on.
Anything past this point is arguing our interpretation of what we see on the site. Let us not tread on those grounds. We agree to disagree ?