bobzilla, that is not a very positive comment, and I would counter-answer that to level the playing field, but I don't want to stoke the flames to an OS war.
I DID read a developer post in a forum (don't remember which, though)is that Apple made it very easy for the users, and very difficult for the developers. I'm sure there is a good reason why the mac 64 bit version hasn't seen the light of day yet. To compare it to Blender in terms of development speed, and to quite some other number of apps is not very fair unless you compare it with one that has the same number of developers.
That said, I use the 64-bit version of 3d-coat, so maybe if I was on a mac, I would have my panic-frustration moments too.