I agree whole-heartedly. I’ve also got a three year-old 15" Macbook Pro. and a 27", late 2009 iMac (Damn it hadn’t occurred to me just how old it is until now). The iMac is maxed out with 16GB RAM and a 3TB hard drive.
Both machines are still great. Both are running Sierra and doing fine.
My daughters recently needed new laptops for college and grew up with Macbooks — my oldest daughter used to work at the local Apple store - and they both wanted PCs so I got them each a new HP Spectre Flex 360. My oldest daughter’s boyfriend saw her laptop and went and got one for himself later that week, selling his Macbook Pro on Craigslist, even though he had also grown up on Macs.
I was looking for a new Macbook pro with full-touch and a fully articulating display like the Flex-360. I also wanted up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB SSD available. I’d also like to see a fully virtualizable OSX for development purposes, but obviously none of that is forthcoming.
Apple has clearly lost their way. They started as an enthusiast’s platform but now are… I don’t know what. Maybe they should open-source OSX and divest themselves of their computer business.
Instead of a new Macbook Pro, I’m getting a Razer Blade QHD 1TB I think.