On the other hand, I keep hearing a member on another forum complain about Safari 5.something
not displaying certain sites and his System Security controls don't have settings other suggest he make but that are not included in Snow Leopard. Many see no changes when they update their software, but there are changes and improvements that we may not be able to 'touch'. Not all the changes are "fluff" or 'eye-candy'.
You will also note there is still a payment required
99.9% of macOS users; the hardware. We still pay a premium for what is basically a slightly more reliable PC. Some will suggest that most of that profit goes to developing that other OS Apple pushes for those much less capable computers that come with a telephone attached. *
I'm probably off by ± .0285% on that figure...