Count me among those who did. I was on a plane back from France yesterday and it had some of the most turbulent air I've experienced on my way back to California (changed over at JFK). When I landed I learned of his passing on my iPhone. Rumors had circulated around the plane upon touchdown as most of us turned on our devices at the same time. As someone who has used Apple's devices since a child, stopped using them right after they deposed Jobs (not out of spite but because their products generally sucked right after that) and then am now the proud owner of multiple Apple computers and mobile devices, Steve's sense of what the consumer wanted (even when we didn't know it) was right up my alley. I know or have read about the unflattering sides of Steve, but I don't think you'll find a successful businessman, entrepreneur and genius out there that doesn't have similar traits. For me, the good far outweighed the bad, and he will be sorely missed.