Everyone is entitled to their opinion and no one is more right or wrong. Dont confuse my respect for what he did to the industry, with buy in for his product.
I own no Apple product. No iPad/Pod/Phone/Mac/Powerbook.... nothing. My feelings on Apple product run deep, and are not very flattering. But this is not about their product... it is about someone that brought style/elegance to the "form follows function" thinking that the industry was so shackled into (and still largely is to this day).
As much as I did not agree with some of their product decisions, I cannot deny or dismiss the impact his guidance and thinking had upon the industry as a whole.