I loved the mouse/keyboard paradigm but its ending. I can type really fast from playing muds in the 90s and I'm really good with a mouse from playing counterstrike for many years in the early 2000s (I'd run around with the TPM which required THREE shots to the head to get a kill and still have a good KD ratio). I accept that these devices will be EOL/obsolete very soon. The touch interface is just more intuitive and is about to take over. Editing text is a breeze although entering text on a soft keyboard will have a lower WPM. I don't think this issue is a big deal, I found that it is more trouble to carry around a magic keyboard than it is to just use the soft keyboard. To make the transition, I had to block certain sites on MacBook to force me to use the iPad. I did this for facebook and reddit and from there was able to switch all entertainment/consumption stuff to iPad. It makes the MacBook distraction-free and I can work better. Entertainment is also better because I can run youtube and whatever else and it doesn't have to spin up a fan or torch my legs, even 3d games don't get the iPad hot. I also use the iPad for work when I need to write documents or spreadsheets. A touch interface is much more intuitive for these tasks. If you don't have procreate, this app is essential. Its everything that we thought microsoft paint would become. I'm no artist but I use it to take notes and sketch ideas. The iPad is a more professional work tool than a MacBook. Especially for meetings the iPad removes the screen barrier between the people you are talking to. You can pull up any documents, take notes, pull up websites, and flip it around or pass it to someone to show them. If you do need to write something down, people can see what you are doing and know you aren't distracted replying to slack messages or emails or whatever. Unless someone needs specialized software to do their job, most office workers can now completely switch to iPad. I only use a MacBook for focused work like IDE coding and CAD stuff. With the iPad containing all communication and apps that have distracting alerts, I can work much better on my main money making activities which are done on MacBook. Even these tasks will switch very soon to iPad. With iPad benchmarks coming close to MacBook benchmarks we are only waiting for the right software to come out before the MacBook can be entirely replaced. Maybe the 12.9" has to grow to 14-15", its just a little too big to reach anywhere on the screen with your thumbs, may as well make it a little bigger so it looks more like a 15" MacBook pro replacement. Most people don't know it yet but they will never buy another MacBook. I would not be surprised if the last MacBook refresh is some time in the next 5 years. Times are changing!