Yeah, I get every complaint about hardware from apple, which is why we can only be thankful that its a tightly controlled experience. It's not their strong point anymore, and the optimizations they make on the OS end to make it run as well as it does help a lot. I have a 2016 MacBook pro that runs great other than the shit butterfly keys I'm getting repaired this week. I got maxed-out iMac Pro and its fantastic. No doubt there are more powerful PCs for much cheaper, but it's my business workhorse and I've already made my money back with it. Since there are no perfect options, and I am touring a lot, I think I'll have to settle on a Mac Mini moving forward instead of getting a new MacBook. It's enough to get the job done. All of it is so much easier since switching most of my peripherals to thunderbolt 3/USB-C. The best part is if I ever have issues with the MacBook on the road, its an easy fix. No searching for parts, or waiting for someone to service it. I can just take it in and get it fixed, or swapped out for a new one. That's everything to me on the road.As a user I do prefer macOS over Windows by a mile. If there was a desktop Mac with good thermals, modular components, and not costing +$7000 that's where I'd be (I live in Mexico and Apple adds an extra 20% to all its products). There is a huge market for that segment which Apple is ignoring and is being filled by creatives moving to Windows or building a hackintosh.