I can see why, of course: we're talking about Apple managing updates in an ecosystem where they control both hardware and software and have a very limited number of combinations of the two to worry about.
The number of mixes and matches of Windows hardware and drivers is unfathomably large, and that's before you throw in all the various software packages that are distributed in all sorts of strange ways. Regardless, it's important to acknowledge how frustrating the experience can be when stuff goes wrong.
As with vaccinations, patches protect the host from nasty things that the vast majority of people simply don't understand.
Obviously they're in Windows, same with Mac OS and i OS, same with browsers like Chrome and Firefox and same again with the apps themselves on a device like your i Phone by virtue of the App Store automatically keeping them current.
Those of us who've felt Windows Update-inflicted pain will all agree on this: Microsoft needs to make Windows Update better.
Because let's face it, all of these things are fundamentally annoying.
Ensuring these are patched with the latest updates greatly reduces the number of exploitable entry points available to an attacker.
This attack demonstrates the degree to which cybersecurity has become a shared responsibility between tech companies and customers.