I've been a member of these forums for the past 10 years. I initially made an account back when I wanted to buy my first Mac and was looking for a word of advice. The members of this forum back then convinced me to buy a 15'' Core Duo MacBook Pro and ever since I haven't looked back. In 2012 I bought my second 15'' MacBook Pro (rMBP) and this year I decided to switch from the 15'' form factor to the 13'' for extra portability. So, after selling my 15'' rMBP, I ended up with a 13'' tbMBP with 16GB of RAM. I created this topic because in all of these years that I've been a member I have never seen so much negativity and I thought that this forum needs something positive for a change. I'm not going to spend a lot of time analyzing its features because there are sites and people who can do this better than myself but I'll just say that this computer is a joy to use and those of you who have the money and are on the fence, then you should definitely buy one. Now, I have to admit that I'm not a photographer or a video editor. I'm an English Literature teacher and I guess you can say that I'm closer to what people refer to as the "Starbucks user". I buy Apple products and pay a premium though because I believe that they are the best in the market and in my opinion this 13'' tbMBP is undoubtedly that. It has an amazing design, a gorgeous screen, all-day battery, a fantastic keyboard - which by the way has nothing to do with the 12'' MacBook that I personally hate- and a touch bar which apart from looking extremely cool makes every day tasks easier and a bit faster. Yes it lacks some ports but it will only take an adapter or two (at most) for the majority of people to solve all of their problems. I don't see this being too difficult if you can't wait another year or two for the industry to catch up. So, in conclusion I personally feel that I made the right decision and I wanted to share it with you. Macs have always been about the overall package and not about the specs list. It is the combination of their design, performance and software that makes these computers stand out and their new 13'' iteration is no different. Give it a chance and stop being so negative !