His philosophy speaks to why I don't buy Apple products
That's actually why, growing up in the 90s, I preferred Apple products: I was worried we were all doomed to a beige box Windows future and Apple was the only bastion of "choice" where choice didn't represent "Windows" but still actually ran a modicum of software needed to interact with the Windows world.
But for the most part, Apple products were perceived as easy to use and dependable and really were more about packaging existing technologies into better containers that true innovation.
There's a good article from a recent New Yorker that speaks to Jobs' real genius as being exactly what you said: not an innovator per se, but a tweaker and a refiner:
"The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world. The tweaker inherits things as they are, and has to push and pull them toward some more nearly perfect solution. That is not a lesser task."
I don't know what belief system others have
Largely Christian, Islam, Hindu, or a variety of non-religious beliefs, if the stats are, themselves, to be believed.
...all they did was get drunk, skip class, and screw hookers all the time.
All I did was get drunk, skip class, and program all the time and now I'm a gainfully employed sw developer...
Why, because we didn't buy into their self absorbed crying about how their 'art' should be sold.
If artists shouldn't determine how their art should be sold, then who should?
Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming. -- J. P. McEvoy