In a previous thread (Real MacBook Review) I pointed out that much of anti-macbook stuff is from non-owners with no experience with this machine. While a few had valid points, most were pure nonsense and none worse than... The Dongle Horrors! I've got FOUR USB-C ports on my Touch Bar MacBook Pro 13". How will I survive??? This is like Dawn of the Dead with no food in the mall! This is like Jaws with no Quint! So let's take this point by point. 1) The USB-C port is a smaller, faster port that can also transmit more power. It allows you to CHARGE the new MacBook Pro from external rechargeable devices as well as the power adapter that came with your MacBook. 2) The USB-C port is backwards compatible. It's EASY to get it to work with virtually anything. Little dongle is a straight USB adapter. Larger dongle is a sleek USB, Micro USB, SD, Micro SD adapter. Total cost? 30 bucks for both. 3) As with the picture above, you need very little to make this BIG adaptation to the modern world. If you're a pro photographer (like me) with CF cards, you already own a USB card reader with all the formats. You can still use that. For video USB-C is best, so no issue there. For your monitors and printers, you'll just leave the adapter(s) attached to the old cables. The pro won't be using 30hz HDMI in most cases. So what's left? The girl at the bar who gives you her number on a USB stick? You think she'll run off with someone else when you spend an extra 1.4 seconds using the USB adapter? 4) USB-C is amazing. It's fast, offers more charging options and is backwards compatible. All of my old stuff still connects. A few dongles (I always needed some, along with cables) simply don't injure my work-flow in ANY WAY. How could they? 5) As a professional, I need specific types of connectivity. I don't need a hole in my laptop for EVERY type and USB-C lets be use what suits my work. 6) Every change in a system generally produces an outcry. Remember when they cut CD drives? Summary: The dongle wars are fake. They don't cause pain, delay or issues. They're not expensive. Most folks already needed a dongle or two (like my CF card reader) as well as cables and such. Though I was initially annoyed by the deletion of standard USB and SD, in PRACTICE it's turned out to be a NON ISSUE. And that's where I leave this. I own the new MacBook Pro notebooks and the dongle dopiness has proven to be a big fat zero. This continues to be the best notebook I've ever worked on. Cheers, R.