I never realized that there were so many varieties I was missing out on. My favorite apple is a Pink Lady, I think they're referred to here as a Cripps pink, or else there not mentioned at all. I would find it hard to believe they weren't amongst the most consumed in the US.
Its cool to think that some of the oldest apple trees (200 years) that are still bearing fruit could have once yielded fruit that fed historical figures, Lincoln... even Thomas Jefferson. How cool would it be to know you were eating from the same tree as those fellas!