I just bought a 2017 13 inch MBP non touchbar to upgrade from a 2011 with the back to school deal. I didn't realize it only had 2 USB-C ports on this model, and right now I'm trying to convince myself not to return it. The more I think about it, the more ridiculous it is that I can't even do something as basic as copy data between thumb drives without a hub (the ports are way too close to connect 2 thumb drives even without power). I have a couple of USB-C to USB-A adapters and the connections on the MBP are so close together, i can't fit 1 adapter and the power cord. That seems absurdly bad. For all practical purposes, I've only got a single port. There are so many times I have more than 2 things plugged in -- but I also always try to use it connected to power as much as possible; my very well used 6 year old machine has under 500 battery cycles on it. The touchbar model is not an option because I strongly prefer the physical function keys and I'm not paying $500 more for a couple more USB-C ports. Also, I'm wondering what options there are for external storage? I spend most of my day where my only internet access is my 5 gig/month cell phone, so iCloud is not an option. I thought I could get a NVME to USB-C enclosure but apparently those don't exist and SATA is a huge bottleneck. Does anyone know if the hard plastic clip on shells help protect the mac or just leave scratches where they clip on? After 6 years as an everyday carry in a sleeve case and laptop bag, the 2011 is showing a lot of wear so I'd like some better protection for the new one if possible. This is probably my frustration about the ports, but it seems like everything about this machine feels cheap and disappointing. I was very surprised to learn there was no charging LED anymore. Even the cutout to flip up the screen looks cheap with it's flat 45 degree angle next to the 2011 model. The USB-C charging connection is a huge step down in aesthetics even if it's not a huge practical difference. Thanks for any insight/suggestions.