Hi, I'm thinking about replacing my Windows Machine with a MBP in near Future. I don't want to start a discussion about price-performance ratio, ideologies and so on, my biggest concern ist paternalism My current machine is an Asus 13" Ultrabook - 4 years ago a top level machine and at about 1300$ one of the most expensive Laptops except for Macs What annoyed me since almost day 1 was the total lack of support - Asus throws in what feels like 20 new models a year and stops support on the earlier ones as soon as a new model comes out. At the same time they make it impossible for users to upgrade certain drivers - the processor and GPU can only be updated by asus approved intel-drivers instead of the plain intel drivers, and there are non because of said lack of support - so I'm stuck to 4 year old drivers and cant use certain features my system would be otherwise capable of. Also, there are other "features" that i have no control over, like the auto-adjusting contrast-ratio on the display which is aweful for a normal user and catastrophic for my professional work. Could be fixed by installing a plain driver - only i cant. So I have been thinking for a long time to finally try a MBP - because I wanted hardware and software from the same company, tuned in, and with updates and support for years (Surface Book hasnt been around that long). But after using iPhones for many years now and reading a lot about MBP in the last weeks, I'm not that sure any more. My iPhones either got close-to-bricked by updates or Apps stop working because i refuse to update the OS. And in the discussion about the MBP battery life i read about the lack of user-control over disabling the dGPU and background processes using more energy than displayed and thought to myself: as a customer, will I be at Apples mercy just as much as with any other manufacturer? Whats your opinion as long-time apple users? What do you think as a former windows user?