Wow this really sums it for me! Though I left LONG before Unity ever started being written as the primary desktop. The netbook one was a preview when I left for Debian.
When did Ubuntu decide to outright flaunt the Ubuntu philosophy?
What is kind of funny though is how I made the move to Apple this year, when I had much the same opinion. I currently 'fear' being locked into icloud (which I pay some $50 a year for, just for storage). Though much is the same of any vendor. It's not like I can't just copy everything off. Apple trending toward honesty, Ubuntu trending downward. At least out of the two, one makes quality products.