Thanks for your congrats. I wasn't trying to imply that only my opinion counts. I offered a different opinion to counter the many Tesla die-hard fans who believe this car is the best thing ever. I didn't drink the Kool-Aid but I'm also not the target demographic.
There will always be folks who happily jump on new tech/Kickstarters. Some people really do care that Audi is one second slower on the 0-60 acceleration tests. Some people love AutoPilot and the other fancy tech on a Tesla.
There are also folks like me who have very specific needs--a weekend car to comfortably transport 4 people and 2 large dogs but can also be a daily commuter (with no freeway driving as my husband uses all local streets). Thus, it did not make sense to us to pay an additional $25,000 for a Tesla (especially one whose interior comfort, quality control, and value are deficient).
We are an Apple family in many ways--love our Macbooks, iPhones, airpods, Apple watch, etc. However, I don't think we should equate Tesla to Apple. I find my Apple products are well-designed, durable, and excellent performers. It's not just fancy tech. Like I said in my essay, the Tesla is the player who has a spectacular slam dunk but he's whiffing on basics like defense and teamwork.