Interesting article here. I was just given a new Macbook Air by the company so I can work from pretty much anywhere. At this time, there is just the minor issue of the Capslock key which does not go “on” when I press it once — I have to press close to the green light so that it really switches on. Other than that, it seems to be working OK. Since I have been a Windows user all my life, I am putting down all the software related issues (there are a few) to the problems that are inherent to all software (application-hangs, the dock not showing up, shutdown takes forever until I eventually long-press the power off/on button). It is quite likely that these problems are not, like you said, endemic to a particular batch (mine is the 2015 version). There is the niggling fear after reading this that I mind end up reminding myself that I spoke too soon. But the screen going wonky and needing a costly replacement is a story I have heard from others amongst friends and fellow professionals. Having said all this, yours was quite a painful experience. Apple can do better. I hope they have read your article and have reached out to you, at the very least. Do let us know if that happens.