I'm definitely with you on this (and wish I had some mod points). At work I use a mix of OSX, Linux, Solaris, Cray-flavored Linux and a bit of Windows. I can get work done in all of those, but I really prefer the look and feel of OSX. That does not make me a sheeple, just a person who prefers working in OSX.
In a way, I think that much of the bashing is due to the echo-chamber effect. That is, folks who are trying to call attention to themselves so they push harder and harder on things -- no matter how slippery the logic. Kinda like politics I s'pose. Anyway, for some reason, Google is still seen as an underdog fighting the 'good' fight but, in reality, they are a corporation with an agenda just like any other corporation.
Not to say that Apple is all sweetness and light, but they have always been an 'Appliance' company that strives to provide the best in hardware and software. This can be seen as far back as the Apple //c (I still remember people complaining about the fact that it had no expansion slots :-)