Unfortunately, I haven't had the same luck as you.
There really needs to be a website showing detailed statistics about reliability and such for different PC components. But I think manufacturers won't be so keen on giving out data, not to mention the ensuing flame wars from fanboys that will inevitably happen.
Apple build quality is usually very good though, I wouldn't touch their desktops but their notebooks are second to none.
Their exterior, keyboard, touchpad, and screen are generally second to none (except macbook air). They do skimp in places they shouldn't, such as connectivity hardware, storage, and RAM.
I often receive Macbooks that have failing RAM, storage, Wifi, or all 3 XD