Nice article Owen!
I also have a 2013 MBP — which I connect to a 32" Ultra-wide display — can’t really justify upgrading to this new MBP.
There’s def been neglect of “serious” desktop users. Can only assume Apple have tons of old Mac Pro components to shift — as if they just updated the processor & added USB-c / Thunderbolt 3 I would buy one right away.
Will likely be forced to build a Hackintosh if there’s no upgrade soon.