Received my fully loaded BTO 15" (2TB SSD, the works) today. Some initial thoughts: 1) build quality is fantastic. Hinge feels like a really solid mechanism. No creaks, no flex, more impressive even than the previous model, which was no slouch. 2) keyboard: thought I would not like it, but it's fine. It is indeed "soundy." Not sure if it is louder or not, but it is certainly more noticeable because it sounds chunkier. The key travel doesn't bother me. I find it's counteracted by the fact that the whole key moves at once and doesn't wobble. It's a bit like pushing the old iPhone home button, but more compliant. 3) BUT: i keep hitting the touchbar by accident. I type fast and my fingers fly around - the ones that aren't going for keys. Sometimes I hit the touchbar. Or when I rest a hand while doing something on the keys with the other, i accidentally rest on the touchbar. 4) The touchbar looks great. Not pixelated. Easy to see from 45º angle. Seems to put useful options there, but unless you know what to expect you tend not to notice (especially since i am a touch typer and am looking at the screen). One thing that surprised me during setup was that the touchbar shows the text you are typing in password fields and such as you type, so you don't have to look at the screen. 5) Setup had only one hiccup. When it asked me for my wifi password the screen blanked and i couldn't get it back. Had to power down and up again. Fine ever since. I used carbon copy cloner to clone my old MBP and then used migration assistant during setup to copy over my stuff. Took about 2 hours. 6) weirdly, after setup, my iPhone thought i logged out of iCloud and turned off iCloud keychain. Not sure what that was about. 7) touch id is very fast. Thought i would only use my index finger, but added my thumb when i realize i often approach standing up and tried using the thumb by accident. 8) giant trackpad is great. No false reading from my palm, etc. 9) no graphic glitches, no speed hiccups, etc. 10) sleeve i got on amazon which was supposedly tailored to this machine is slightly too big and the machine floats around in it a bit. Waiting for incase to get its act together.