People lost interest since Big Tech is morally bankrupt
Lets compare IT to cars.
People are very much interested in comparing the Nürburgring times of Corvettes, Ferraris and Porsches.
Those cars are not made in factories where they have to install safety nets to prevent workers from committing suicide.
Technology is open, one can choose bolts, gas, tires, and other parts to improve and maintain the car.
Cars are made so they can be fixed,not to become scrap metal in the shortest amount of time without attracting class action law-suits, unlike Apple stuff that is engineered to become polluting E-Waste within 5 years since it can hardly be repaired of upgraded.
Cars manufacturers care about their image, the safety of their product and the environmental impact.
Car manufacturers don't fight legal changes with armies of lawyers like Big Tech does.
Car manufacturers tend to contribute to the society where they sell their products, factories are located where the buyers are. They don't combine tax evasion with production in third world countries.
Car bosses don't collude with power hungry politicians, agreeing to design products with back doors enabling spying.
Car bosses don't buy news papers and TV stations to influence public opinion, unlike MS and Amazon.
Compare this to Big Tech in IT. They don't care about anything else but the next quarter baseline. Workers well being, avoiding tax evasion, environment, openness in competition and privacy are just insignificant parameters in the way they conduct their business.
When one buys a graphics card, there is good reason to feel shafted by getting the performance of 8 years ago with a price tag increased by 150%.
Someone who wants a fast Unix workstation, can only choose x86, since Apple decided not to sell the M1 cpu's to others.
Buying IT Tech nowadays feels like handing over ones hard earned money to a gang of bullies terrorizing the street.