Sure sounded like that... have had the same treatment before. Apple people tend to be a bit “concerned” about comments about the Apple industry...
From you, no intent taken...
If you’re buying strictly on price, shop at Walmart. De-prioritize (or don’t consider at all) things like functionality, robustness, service, useful lifetime, or resale value. Only consider initial purchase price. In -that- world, Apple gear is more expensive.
Most of those statements are just crap!
One - you buy on the internet from a know decent technology company.
Two - you buy individual items based on quality and performance. If you can’t build your own PC today, you are living in a cave. If you are a caveman, you can always get it built to your specifications from many sources at a minimal price.
Three - You need to worry little about lifetime of the product because it will be out of date within 3 years at the most. No worries, you can always update individual components.
Four - You shop around for price.
Five - Do NOT buy a complete product - it will not only be obsolete in 3 years, you will spend a fortune to upgrade it.