Just a few years ago, I purchased a Mac Pro and MacBook Pro with ports designed for the future... Thunderbold/MDP ports that could carry PCIe data or display port over a single connection. There was even a TB Display with built in dock to make connectivity convenient and cheap ubiquitous TB peripherals were just around the corner. I was set for the future of computing. (Sound familiar?) Fast forward to now, and while I can't even replace my Mac Pro, my new MacBook Pro has ports for the future... AGAIN! Do any of the cables and peripherals of the future I had to buy the last time around, work with this new computer? No! Don't be fooled. There is nothing future proof about USB-C and TB3. By the time you go to buy your next computer a few years from now, they too will likely be obsolete, and there will be a whole new cycle of buying new dongles, cables, and peripherals all over again. The corollary to this sad tale is that Thunderbolt was DOA. It has never taken off. Never will. Thankfully this new system utilizes USB because that doesn't seem to be going anywhere.