Ok, like many I was not happy with the tech specs of the new MBP. I have no interest in the touchbar (use the function keys regularly and have them configured as such in my 2013 MBP) and love magsafe (it saves my but once a week). But I will buy the new mac. Here is how I came to the conclusion: 1. I can't go back to windows and most other hardware that I could buy would not run OSX well enough to satisfy (I have a MBP, iMac, Mini and a beast of a hackintosh for my main rig). I spent a great deal of time looking at the potential go get OSX working perfectly on the new surface book or Dell's XPS. No dice. Prior to OSX I ran Linux and would go back to that before windows. Cost is not an issue but my laptop must run OSX as I just can't be without a great window manager with a Bash shell and the tools I am accustomed to. 2. I have always wanted Apple to take the lead and abandon the screwed up USB format to one that is uni-directional. I will have to put my money where my mouth is. In time all my peripherals will be USB C, so I might as well get on board. How do I use my mac? I do some coding (HTML, Python, Java, Perl, Coco), run a lot of VirtualBox images for testing and development, manage a large and growing photo collection, work with some video (amateur), rip CDs and DVDs for watching/listening on my home system (Airplay is essential), do normal office stuff (email, memos, letters, scheduling), do Android development for fun, do some network support when staff can't figure stuff out things and play a few games. I am a former IT person now in management. So for me, with no cost limits, it comes down to can I get OSX to run perfectly on a given hardware platform and am I getting the best configuration for the future. This was not an easy choice and I had decided on the Surface Book early on but fired up a Windows 10 VirtualBox and really realized that OSX was what I could not give up. A BSD kernel with a great window manager and a Bash shell for the win.