In March of 2020 I had bought a 12.9" iPad Pro for $999 and then later on a Magic Keyboard for it for $350. So I had basically spent almost $1400 to buy an iPad the size of a Macbook screen and a keyboard/mouse accessory that basically turned it into a laptop. I consider myself a power user of the iPad Pro, so I thought nothing of doing this at the time, as I never planned on going back to the Mac full time again.
Then M1 Macs launched, and I really had to do some soul searching. Because for $999, I could now get a Macbook Air for $999 that was thinner, lighter, had way better battery life, and way more power than my iPad Pro. No, it doesn't have a touch screen, but because I had moved up to the 12.9 and gotten the Magic Keyboard, I was barely ever using the iPad Pro's touch screen anymore. I was using my iPad Pro mostly like a laptop, because I think all along, that's really what I needed it to be most of the time.
I shrugged it off initially when the M1s came out, but eventually the reviews and benchmarks made it pretty obvious that there was no reason for me to have this crazy expensive iPad setup anymore when I could have the M1 Macbook Air. The rest, as they say, is history. iPad and keyboard went up on Swappa, M1 Macbook Air is now my daily driver for personal use.