I was pretty skeptical about the touchbar on the new MBPs. Seemed like a gimmick to me. After actually using the new machine for a few solid days now I'm seeing what Apple has done with it in Xcode. I think this touchbar will be pretty useful once adopted. So far other than XCode I'm noticing it's pretty useful for scrubbing video and audio. It's also very useful for the tap and slide controls like volume and brightness. My take is that it's a lot better than I originally thought. Actually, it's pretty amazing.