I've had a fair amount of apple kit - I've found it to be hideously unreliable, clunky and of dubious design. Detail things such as power isolation is not possible which bit me hard after I had an MBP catch fire just out of warranty.
I don't buy the whole quality argument. Its a perception - not a reality.
Which, by the way, is the only type of repair the other laptop manufacturers ever offered to me.
Considering the SSD and battery have the shortest lifespan of all components I can't fathom why they decided to make them non replaceable. Even in worst case scenarios, it's a recyclers nightmare.
Outside Starbucks and excessively middle class areas, cheap is king.