Because he is freakin awesome.
Why do so many people use Macs / Linux?
They are both shit compared to PC, Windows. There is no arguing there.. "Easier to use" My ass. No its not.
Same with Notch. He might not be the best, but he is just awesome, just like people prefer Mac over PC.
Yeah, so even though I don't like Macs either, its not very smart to go insulting people who do. Look, its just a computer, its silly to argue over which one is better.
Everyone here knows you like Notch very much, I do to, but I really do think you make him out to be some genius coder who is pretty much God. Notch is just a regular guy who is smarter than most, and hit it big with a very cool game.
I'm not trying to bash your personal celebrity, but give him some breathing room. No one likes to be held up in the spotlight like that for too long, and it also makes you a bad coder for trying to be like him. Be yourself, develop your own code style. Coders who try to be like qnother ultimately fail, trust me. I was absolute crap at coding until I realized all I was doing was reading tutorials and copying code. Now I like to believe I'm better! And that's because I've stopped trying to be someone else when I program, sounds pretty cheesy.