Thank you for this. A lot of this ideology has already been apparent inside the machines for the past few generations of Macbook Pro. I almost jumped ship to Windows last Spring when my 2012 Pro needed replacing. I don’t like the way Apple is disregarding its power users in the hardware department as well. I used to be the expert: able to upgrade/replace internal components as needed. Now as nearly every component is soldered to the logic board, if any issue comes up I have to line up with everyone else to consult with whatever “genius” Apple has on staff that day. This also has an impact on the long-term viability of the machines. Without the ability to replace individual damaged components, parts become more rare, and repair becomes more prohibitive.