“It’s 2016, if you are trying to plug things into your laptop you’re doing it wrong”
I guess if you are only using your computer for facebook and twitter that might be true.
For people, like me, that deal with lots of media content, there is no robust, reliable and fast wireless storage solution. Of course there are NAS solutions which are kinda good. But you cannot edit video off of a NAS over wifi. You might be able to edit photos, but it would be tedious waiting for Bridge to load previews.
I can however get a robust, reliable and fast wired storage solution, which attaches by Thunderbolt. Also a bit cheaper than most NAS solutions.