This is why I hate when ever people mention Apple. Even with a innocent topic like this, somebody has to ruin it, because that's just the way it is.
This thread is for people to elaborate and discuss Steve Jobs's resignation, not for people to leach out causing stupid avoidable arguments. Please, just stop it here. Its not worth it. It is COMPLETELY unnecessary.
I don't think anyone is really feverishly arguing. Like you say; the subject of Apple invokes this nonsense.
I wouldn't fret too much about the direction of threads in Off-topic
As long as nobody gets unnecessarily nasty.
We all knew Jobs' resignation was coming, and it's well timed. Apple will recover from the temporary panic stock drops, and the people at Apple who are really responsible for its success will continue on as they always have; perhaps the better for it, considering the quite draconian nature of Steve's rule.
I, for one, would like to see a new charismatic figure step up to deliver keynotes. Steve gave a recognisable face to Apple, which they'll now lose. Perhaps a loveable puppy, a penguin or some sort of cuddly bear could gush excitedly about new product releases.
Perhaps Apple's tablets will finally get some SD card slots and USB ports. Ho ho ho!