Am I alone or wrong in thinking along these lines... I intend to buy the new 13" MBP, but don't think the TB version is for me. It's not the cost. Here in Canada, it's roughly $450 more with tax, but then you also get a better processor, GPU, and more ports. And I'm not a developer; but even if I were, the Touch Bar still keeps the escape key in roughly the same spot most of the time. (Or in every setting in every pic I've seen.) The reason I don't want the Touch Bar is that I'm obsessive about screen brightness (mainly) and the brightness of the keyboard backlighting and volume. I'm *constantly* tweaking screen brightness -- at least every 10 ten minutes, no matter where I am, and often playing with the other two settings. One of the things I like most about the Mac -- over a Surface Pro 4 I use some of the time at work -- is that I have direct access to brightness. The Touch Bar would take this away. From what I can glean watching clips of the event online, it appears that most if not all the time, the Touch Bar will truncate the core function keys (volume and brightness) to two or three buttons to the left, so that any adjustments are at least two clicks away: first to bring up the control, then to adjust it. The fact that the Surface buries these controls (in the Control Panel) drives me crazy, and I suspect that it would do the same with the Touch Bar. In short: the Touch Bar might offer new functionality, but it would do so at the cost of burying -- even if only one level deep -- the things I want constant access to: brightness and volume. I know I'm OCD on this, but am I wrong? Missing something?