Thanks for your thoughts, Forrest.
Cook was sitting next to Jobs during the question and answer session I referred to. He hasn't openly contradicted the goal of getting Macs into as many people's hands as possible. So perhaps he shares that aim, but he just intends to go about reaching it in a more cautious way.
Whilst I wouldn't agree that Cook is a better 'person for the job' than Jobs, I'll happily admit that Cook is a person of considerable qualities. He doesn't have the inspirational qualities of Jobs, but his organisational skills must be considerable. And when he does make mistakes, he does seem capable of learning from them.
Thanks for reading. :-)