He has, in effect, also given up control of his computing experience to Apple. In and of itself, that’s not necessarily a bad thing if it works for you. But let’s face it, Apple is not perfect, anymore than Microsoft is perfect.
So when you choose OS X or Windows over Linux, you get some good stuff but you also give up the control and freedom you have with Linux. It’s often said that with great power comes great responsibility, and I think that’s true with Linux. You get an enormous amount of power to control your computer, but you must also accept the responsibility that goes along with it.