1) Apple's products were awesome
2) Microsoft's were junk
You point, I assume, is that is it a very lamentable thing that Microsoft became a multi-hundred-billion dollar company purveying junk. What a waste, you say. If only people had been smarter and bought Apple products instead.
I don't particularly disagree with you. I don't need to. I just want to make sure you understand that the only way to easily fix these kinds of problems, problems caused by people's faulty preferences, is to force those faulty people -- at gunpoint if necessary -- to stop being faulty and start agreeing with you. Do you understand and agree with that statement?
Everyone's preferences are subjective. One man's junk is another man's treasure. Some prefer Sony to Samsung, others prefer Samsung to Sony. From your perspective, the Microsoft customers were not getting a good deal. But from their perspective, they were. We should all honor our neighbor's choice. If our neighbors choose to make Bill Gates rich, we should accept that, even if we do not celebrate it.