I don’t believe they were even considering anyone’s needs. Sounds an awful lot like “Macs suck, boo!” Not really an argument based in anything other than distaste for Apple.
Anytime “real nerds” is trotted out as an argument, I’d put money on whoever it is owning a PC primarily for gaming, that spends a lot on their machine every three years or so, and probably runs a heavily customised UI and think that qualifies them as a “real nerd”. That’s the pattern the many time’s I’ve run into this kind of discussion.
I wouldn’t expect the superior integration and automation capabilities of the Mac to even register in their sphere of knowledge to be honest. Which I would consider to be quite a nerdy domain of function/knowledge.
Treat it exactly the same as anyone who tells you about “real men”: presume that they are masking a sense of inadequacy with low-key aggression and posturing.