That's a better perspective than what most other G+ users seem to blurt out at any glimpse they get of an Apple post.
I look at my purchases from a much broader perspective. A top-down view you could say. I look at how the company operates with respect to the environment, its employees and its customers. I spend a lot of time checking Apples environmental page (on their website) and find myself pleased with the effort that the company puts into its complete product life cycles, it's the tiny things that count. I love that if anything goes wrong with my iDevices, I can't take them to the nearest Apple Store and get it replaced right there and then, minimal downtime. That is just so much more than other companies are offering.
I've had so much trouble with my HTC One X. After two weeks HTC had to 'rebuild the motherboard' and take my phone for 6 weeks. This happened twice. On another occasion, my iPhone 4S had input problems, I took it to the Apple Store and walked out with a brand new iPhone. That's the difference that draws me into spending a little extra for my iDevices.
I am actually looking at buying a Tesla Model S early next year too, that's how adamant I am with regards to the environment and support. I've never walked out of an Apple Store feeling let down. That's much more than I can say for other phone makers.
You talk about price. I look at price differently too. The demand for Apple products is huge. I buy my devices outright. This allows me to upgrade every year. What I do is sell my old and buy a new. Apple products sell for heaps of money. Last week my old iPhone 4, cracked glass and LCD, sold for $224 on eBay. On average it costs be about $150-$200 a year to upgrade my iPhones. That's substantially cheaper than buying a new phone every two years, or going on contracts and getting ripped off even worse.
Apple works for me. But I do have other devices that I use as well. Windows gaming computer, Surface RT, HTC One X, Meizu MX 4-Core, PS Vita, PS3, Xbox 360, iPad Mini, MacBook Pro 17". I've got a Lumia 920 on order (should get it in a week!). I've tried and tested a lot of other devices. Apple just has a broader perspective than just making things that people like. They do it in the cleanest way possible.