Gabe from MacDrifter:
Apple may be happy to have the nerds along for the ride, but they are not their target market. Normal people that just want to use a few apps and don’t care about tweaking their experience are Apple’s new target demographic.
This seems to be a trend that is gaining steam. The hardcore Mac users put Apple back on the map, but it seems like they ignore them for the most part. Things like the Mac App Store and GateKeeper are geared towards mainstream users, and since there are more of those than the hardcore power users, Apple is probably doing the right thing for their bottom line.