Dell Samsung Microsoft Lenovo is looking better every day.
As much as I love OS X and iOS, Apples hardware offerings are really letting me down. There is no way I can afford every accessory to make them do what I want.
Apple Tax is not a myth.
Not sure what you mean?
If you bought say a new Macbook, what accessory would you need that no other computer requires? (printer, wireless router...what else?)
If you bought a Watch, what other accessory would you need? You don't need
another band..you want one but it still works with the band it comes with. Nothing else is required other than an iPhone 5 or later.
For as long as I can remember, Apple has always been this way...it offers basic all the way up to high dollar.
I'm not just trying to defend Apple, but I'm genuinely interested in what makes you think that you have to get something else in order for you to use it the way you want?