I believe the points made about warranties are very valid.
I also think that the point I made about SSD costs and capacities are reasonable too.
I see no reason to call it a "whine"
I've been involved/interested in computers for a long time now since the very first home computers came out. Whilst I'm not an expert I do have a bit of a grasp on how things have panned out over time.
People tend to make predictions that simply don't happen. The desktop PC was evidently going to die a painful and complete death when the notebook computer because genuinely affordable (for most) that has not happened..and the old desktop continues to this day. The same applies to tablet computers which are not going to replace either desktops or notebooks, they are simply too limited to do that both in terms or functionality (no keyboard) or price (they are quite expensive for what you get)
The PC market continues to develop new gadgets that are useful and add to the needs of some users. If you are looking for a magic bullet a one kills all solution you will be left with a legacy of bad predictions
At some point SSD's are likely to replace tradition hard drives but not for a long time. Capacity of normal HDD's has gone over 4Tb and will continue to incease. Yet even a 512Gb SSD is very expensive. They have to get the prices down quite a lot and the capacity up to better levels..as well as nail some reliability concerns.