Well, it was time to put the 6Plus into retirement, and the XsMax is wonderful. This is a huge upgrade for me, as we keep phones for 4-5 years. The display is beautiful and the overall size is basically the same as the 6Plus. I felt the XsMax display was better looking than the XR, and the 4GB of RAM will help as well. The build on the phone is incredible. I chose space grey and my wife chose gold. I now know why people are happy with choosing this phone. I turned in my old phone to Apple for $200 which helped on the cost. I agree it is expensive, and a luxury. We have the whole Apple eco-system at home and this fits in great. This phone is very quick and the battery life is great. Face ID works great and I do not miss the fingerprint scanner at all. Well done Apple, but the prices are getting a bit out of hand. At the end of the day, I am sure I will have this phone for several years, and be happy with it.