TUAW Writer Switching to Android Gets Slammed by Commenters

I stopped reading TUAW regularly awhile ago, but I saw this article pop up on my Zite and couldn't resist:

My next phone will be a Samsung, not an iPhone 5

Wow. In my time away, I'd forgotten how absolutely terrifying the truly hardcore Apple fans can be. Now, I know it's not exactly uncommon for internet commenters to be brutal, but this seemed extreme even to a Hardened Internet Veteran like myself. So many people in this thread call for the guy to resign just because he's chosen to use a different mobile OS, while in the same breath hypocritically claim he is overreacting to Apple's Maps change.

Sigh. These sort of people make me embarrassed to own Apple products.