So first, I'm fairly new to this forum, but not to the Apple world. I've switched in a little over 10 years ago, and never came back. I do web development and this was simply the best platform to work with. Plus, no more of this windows nonsense. No more of this stuff : https://blogs.office.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/February-Office-365-updates-8-NEW-TAB.png which continues to look and be horrendous even 10 years after. But Apple hasn't been super great either. While laptops were getting shiny blu-ray players & burners, we were stuck with the *********, noisiest CDRW/DVD combo. I think it became a DVDRW drive when everyone else had BDRW. We were stuck with USB2 for very long. Apple switched to USB3 2.5 years after the others, which is ridiculous for a supposedly high-end, "pro" machine. Same story for SSD. And for "advanced" connexions such as HDMI ( funnily enough, this can't be said of the last one, but it's problematic for other reasons ). All this while making the highest margins in the business and no, this is not because they're better at building their machine, it's because it was always made of outdated & then now cheap components, sold at an extremely high price. Which brings me to my point. I have the same bitterness now that I had before, because this is literally the exact same pattern as before : Baring a couple of true innovations (thin form factor, battery life, Retina ), quickly copied by the PC world short after, it has ALWAYS been like that. We have been paying too much for outdated hardware, and they make high profit out of it, and we followed. Some do it for the hype (it's ok, I don't care), so do it because they're now stuck in the ecosystem (me), and finally most do it because of the OS (me too). Because let's be honest, almost NO ONE would buy those machines, outdated and overpriced, if it was to run Windows. Nothing has changed, really. So I'm wondering : Why is there so much anger and bitterness now ? Here and about elsewhere, from the news to my FB feed & more. How is it any different from before ? This makes me hesitate to ask my work to pay for this. With a Razer Steath Blade, I could get rid of my gaming PC at home.