You’re right about the portability! It’s still the biggest strength of the 12-inch MacBook, and I’d love to see Apple lean into that with a big refresh of the line.
When I bought mine in 2016 I went for the upgrades too, and that’s probably why it’s still going strong. The only true issue I have is that two of my keycaps have suffered the dreaded white spot wearing problem.
I’m aware that I could potentially qualify for the keyboard replacement program, but the MacBook is my secondary machine now. I was going to get rid of it entirely when I got a new laptop, but decided to keep it around for its size.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the MacBook. Hopefully Apple will someday show the machine as much love as some of its users have.