I do not post much but wanted to add my experience to the collective. Been a Mac fan for about 5 years. My 2012 MBP 13 inch is bullet proof and I have an unhealthy relationship with it. I have been waiting for the update like many of you and was excited to be able to afford a brand new laptop when the announcement occurred. Disappointed when out of the box the touch-bar failed to work. I of course spoke to apple who confirmed I had a hardware issue and it would be have to be sent back. Shame really. Thought you guys should have the real world incident.