are there any Apple evangelists, anywhere, who really say this?
Yes. It's either a)It's simpler to use (I disagree, but oh well), b)Macs look prettier, or c)They never get viruses.

And you don't even need to start a discussion comparing the two. I look up a new desktop I want and someone says "get a mac instead."

I'm sorry if this sounded whiney at all, just sayin'.