Nick Farrell's own definition of fanboy (posted in a comment on this blog) is "someone who disengages brain whenever they look at a product. Apple is largely dependant on peddling products to such types who refuse to see that the outfit can do any wrong." If that were the case, why would I write the sidebar on the migration issues at all? Why would I include the negative comments on the Air in the review, and score it below "Excellent"? I suppose that's berating the obvious, however. The fanboy sentiment cuts both ways though -- there are people like Nick that view everything from a particular company in a negative light, regardless of facts or merit.
These accusations come with the territory -- if you give a product a positive review, you're a shill for that product. If you review it negatively, you're a shill for the competitor. If this were actually the case, I'd be a rich man indeed.
I do think that Mac OS X is superior to other operating systems for a variety of reasons, from usability to security, and so on, but my main workstation runs Fedora Core 8, and my servers run FreeBSD or Linux. Most of my laptops are Macs because they give me a very functional native UNIX-based environment in a portable package, never crash, instantly wake up from suspend, and perform very well under load. I view time taken dealing with OS issues, viruses, malware, drivers, and so forth as time wasted, and I have precious little time to waste these days. The day that changes is the day I move to something better -- but there isn't anything better right now. That's why I run Mac laptops along with a few Dells running Linux.