I totally agree with you (and was nodding my head as I read your post).
I have a friend who loves listening to obscure bands. As soon as one of them goes mainstream he can’t stop saying enough bad things about them. I’m just trying to not be one of those people. Apple will never be once it once was; it can’t be if it wants to survive. And I’m with you… it is going to be awesome to see what 3rd party devs with the A11 and the first-ever Apple designed GPU.