While it is true that Apple is finally beginning to appreciate pro and prosumer customers on one hand it is showing disdain on the other. There are many examples but what motivated me to write this is the unfortunate timing of the 2018 MacBook Pro 560x gpu and 3 short months later, the option to upgrade to Vega GPUs. Apple is so good at keeping secrets. Just long enough to prevent 560x customers from exchanging or upgrading. I believe it was purposefully done to sell more Blackmagic egpu's which popped up almost simultaneously at double the price of Vega 20's. Then those who felt they needed (or wanted) a better graphics card and are early adopters who purchased the Blackmagic eGPU which by almost all accounts was poorly configured and overpriced but the only egpu that would work with thunderbolt 3 throughput to a monitor may be stuck with an already obsolete hardware egpu. Now the BM-pro Vega 56 eGPU is being released despite a delay (probably to move past the exchange period of the "old" BM egpu to prevent returns and exchanges) and it is already one step behind most competition egpu's (Vega 64 eGPU) which are upgradable (another subject for another post). I suspect they will be coming out with a new Blackmagic Vega 64 or similar egpu in about three months or even an upgradeable housing at some point as the competition begins to install through input/output thunderbolt 3 functionality. So get the shiny new toy and pay the admission and pay a penalty of frustration and sadness that you missed the opportunity to buy the next best shiny object before your "old" shiny toy is still being paid for. I should mention that despite this rant, I am an avid Apple fanboy and will remain so. As I write this I am smiling at my own bad luck at being an early adopter and know that I am echoing others frustration so go ahead and pile on if it will help. I guess I should feel lucky that I am able to give apple another $1200 (plus tax) to get in on the new improved pro Mac hardware. GOOD TIMES!!!