I won't argue prices here there are many threads about that or how Apple is taking away ports to sell them as Dongles. I don't care. This is a genuine Question. Do I have full control of the Touch Bar or does it Control me ? Why because Apps and programs generate revenue based on organic live users and "clicks" and while I appreciate the Touch Bar IMO it maybe a Trojan horse to generate more clicks or interaction because it reconfigures itself based on Your Actions forcing you to either interact with it or click on it to get what you want. In some cases developers will likely remove traditional functionality in favor of the Touch Bar because they and other App makers get more clicks out of you. Apps and websites can you imagine trying to stop pop ups and now trying to get your Touch Bar back to normal after some App took it over. Like a news text crawl for adds. So again my question is do we fully and always Control it ? I like the Touch Bar but I need to be its master. I Control the tools. Can I fully and permanently set it to Traditional Function Keys functionality with out and App or Program I open Changing it completely ? And lastly. Do we have full permanent control over the Touch Bar that any Custom Functions we assign are not automatically wiped away when we Change or open new Programs or Apps ?