I've compiled CPU performance of the new(ish) skylake CPU's v.s. the 2014 Haswells... WOW -- just wow. The new skylakes are in some cases SLOWER than the older Haswell CPUs. Maybe when more benchmarks come in on them they might do better, but Im shocked they do so POORLY considering they are 2-3 years newer. Intel performance gains have basically stopped. Ive added in row for the intel NUC cpu which we all expected in the new rMBP for reference. So then the question - buy a refurbed 2015 model, save 1000+ dollars, and get the same performance. Loose the touchbar, bigger trackpad, and wide-gamut display... Im seriously pissed that Apple decided to bump the price so much, considering performance (CPU wise) is nearly identical.