My customer just purchased a new Macbook Air for me and over the weekend I managed to get my entire development environment working on it and feeling pretty good about it. But I have to say that I still like my current ChromeOS desktop and laptop with Intel Nuc for testing. The current problem with the mac experience is that it requires so much crap and 3rd party junk that [a] puts your dev machine at risk, customer machines at risk [b] and frankly puts your product at risk as there are so many dependencies that you cannot possibly know it all.
So what do I think the future should be…. We would see a lot more innovation from the trenches if there was a new turbo pascal with some embedded scripting based on some simple language syntax so that it was possible to understand it all. And maybe extend it.
Productivity is money in the bank.