OTOH, my parents have Google Photos and the Internet, there's no longer a need to physically transport files. But yeah, everyone's needs are different. Well in my case, and likely in the case of many others, I'm not sacrificing anything. The USB ports on my laptop are caked up with dust most of the time. Not "because Apple said so", but because adopting new standards is a chicken-and-egg situation. Device manufacturers (flash drives, microphones, etc) won't bother with USB-C unless there's computers with ports, clone manufacturers won't add ports unless they're going to be useful. Someone has to "go first". Apple have decided to take that risk. Should they have also provided a USB-A port or two for convenience while people transition? Maybe. But if they're that important to you, don't buy the new MBP. Nobody's forcing you to. They have, and they've done well to do so. But it's hit a limit. There's no more room for additional conductors in the USB-A shell, and they've had to develop those weird frankenstein USB-B and Micro USB connectors to support USB-3. Not ideal. USB-C is reversible, supports higher charging current, supports multiple non-USB PHY protocols (DisplayPort, MHL, HDMI, & Thunderbolt now, PCIe and Ethernet in future), uses the same connector on the host and the device, has out-of-band signalling, and so forth. USB-A has served us well, but we can't cling to these things forever.