So a couple of things to start. I already purchased my MBP and an external monitor so this is more an academic discussion, for me, perhaps not for others that are still in the process of deciding which options to click when ordering their new 2018 MBP. I just enjoy the banter. Second, I know that there is no such thing as "future proofing" because at least in the current tech curve, there will for the foreseeable future be faster, better, cooler tech to replace the best of the best available at this moment. So here's my thoughts. For the non pro or prosumer customer, is it better to purchase a fully spec'ed out MBP with the most you can possibly afford or barely afford or just get exactly what you need (or want) at the time of purchase. I chose the first and upgraded to the top tier 15 inch i9, 32gig memory, 1 terabyte HD best graphic card available and a 5k(ish) usb-c thunderbolt monitor. I probably will rarely need these high powered accessories, but I enjoy the fact that I have them and should I want to play an occasional game or up my editing software and skills, it will be an option. I hope to get about 5 years and still have a set up with some resale value when I am done with it. I think the upgrade curve is slowing down since what is available today seems pretty good. I don't know how much faster or "better" it can get without some significant trade off. Anyway, would love to hear your thoughts. If you did buy something already, do you have buyers remorse for overbuying or underbuying. If you are in the decision making process and waiting for all the reviews to come in, where do you fall? Not really talking to those who use their computers to make a living. This is more for the non pro who can afford the best, whether they need it or not, which I suspect is a significant portion of the Apple customer base. Just for the record I am in the latter group. No haters please, just hoping to initiate some conversation here.