I am looking into purchasing a 15" MacBook for the first time and cost aside, I am not sure that the 2016 15" model is the right one for me. I tried the touch bar at the store and it actually seems like more of an annoyance than a feature (obviously I only used it for a short period of time though). The large track pad also seems like an unnecessary and possibly frustrating new feature. Also no mag safe, and the ports issue - all of these things kind of add up to make the 2016 model more unappealing than anything. The 2015 15" model kind of omits all of these issues that I have with the 2016 one - so that seems like a fair solution. I am a little bit worried though because it is a 4 year old design and misses out on a few things that the 2016 model brings to the table. It isn't cheap either. So.... for those of you who went from the previous generation to the 2016 model - I have a few questions for you: Is the difference in screen quality extremely noticeable? Does the 2016 model run a lot cooler than the prior generation? Are the weight, thickness, smaller footprint significant to you? Are the speakers on the newer model superior, or just marginally better? Is the build quality superior on the newer model? Thanks in advance for the advice/insight.