MacBook, how do I hate thee?

Let me count the ways!

SnoLo edition

* see How I learned to stop worrying and love the 'book for information on how to address some of these issues

The upshot is that Apple fails at, Simple things should be simple to do, advanced things should be possible, as the UI is not as discoverable as they claim, and many of the things you'd take for granted on other systems take extensive configuration, require kernel modules, for pay 3rd party software, or a combination of the above, or are simply not possible. Even where they are possible, this is hardly "just works", as advertised.

And then, there's the abomination of the MacBook Pro's.
Power adapters so bad Apple lost a class action suit.
National keyboards that don't actually conform to national standards.
Glossy displays on laptops (as the only option as well at the time I got to configure my MBP).

Seriously, when you fail at both keyboard and display, you've messed up the laptop. You messed it up as a hardware UI. At that point, it doesn't even matter what OS you run, or whether you work remotely on a different machine and just use the laptop as a terminal — the terminal itself is messed up.

MacBook Pros are simply not ready for the desktop yet.

Issues (examples, list certainly non-exhaustive)