I've enjoyed a MacBook Air for the past five years. It was my second computer. My MacBook Air was thrown into my backpack daily and I would take it with me to coffee shops for basic web browsing. It was also my companion while traveling. With the recent updates to the entry level MacBook Pro I decided it was time to update. I could have gotten by with a new MacBook Air, but I figured for just a few hundred dollars more there would be much more horsepower, and I was intrigued by the Touch Bar. Amazon recently had a one day sale with $100- off, so I emptied my pocket book and pulled the plug. I upgraded to the 256 SSD and I went with space gray. So far, I'm really enjoying my new MacBook! The Retina display is awesome, and I do like the Touch Bar. I love how it displays the formatting options while in Word, and of course the emojis while texting. I also use Lightroom, but I need to buy an adapter before I can use it (so I can hook up my external drive). I've got my display set to dark mode which is easy on the eyes, and I think it looks classy. So far....I'm very happy with my purchase!!