I personally don't use macs. They're overpriced and while they have a "great user experience" it's only great for those who don't *use* computers for anything but itunes, internet, and picture editing.. I use computers for excel, (I like the experience FAR better on a windows computer) and gaming.
I do appreciate the competition his vision fostered, which caused technological innovations that would have taken years otherwise.. and it remains to be seen if apple will continue to innovate or gradually slide into failure.
For that reason I would say his death is to be noted, and considered a loss.
I just have difficulty respecting a company whose chief marketing gimmick is centered around elitism - anyone remember those insufferable Mac vs. PC commercials? If your products are great, let them speak for themselves.