As long as the Mac line is based on industry standard, Intel based hardware to power their machines, it will fail to distinguish itself from the Dell, Lenovo, HP, etc. consortium.... Instead, they will have to rely on their infrastructure and software to justify their price premium.As a retired IT software engineer I tend to judge products with a simple question, which is the same question that Jobs asked: How will it make things better?... Adding a touch bar is nice, but it won't answer that question for me.
How will the disabled be able to use that control strip? Nothing to feel on the strip means people with decreased vision or blindness are at a disadvantage.