I've never been a big fan of Apple. That really had nothing to do with Steve Jobs personally. I'm not really a fan of the Apple business model either. But, that doesn't mean I can't respect the contributions of Jobs to fields of personal computing and personal electronics.
I often tease friends about turning to the dark side as the seem to slowly covet a new Mac laptop or the iPhone. While I don't see myself ever getting one of those devices, I have owned a couple of iPods. I have thoroughly enjoyed the musical freedom that those devices have given me.
Without question, Jobs was an innovator, and his contributions will be sorely missed.