I bought the MacBook Pro because I love my MacBook Air, but wanted the high resolution screen, and the thinner bezel of the new computer. I considered Windows 10 devices at first, but was hesitant to leave the Apple ecosystem.
After having it a few weeks though, I realized I didn't like it as much as the Air. The screen is sharper, but I often have my laptop docked at my desk so the extra resolution didn't help behind my 27" monitor. And when I did carry the laptop around I noticed a couple things that I was unhappy with:
1) The aluminum body didn't feel as comfortable to hold as the MBA. The overall shape, while it is smaller than the Air, felt thicker.
2) I absolutely hate the new Apple keyboards. They sacrificed comfort for space, saying that they needed this fancy butterfly mechanism if they wanted the computer this thin. WRONG! There are a number of Windows computers on the market with traditional laptop keys, all while being as thin, and sometimes even thinner than the Mac. I honestly tried, but after a few weeks of trying to like the loud TICK, TICK, TICK, of the keys, I was done.
3) The battery life isn't very good. I read a lot of reviews on a wide variety of laptops, and the MacBook Pro had one of the better battery lifes. But, in use, it didn't work that way. My 2013 MacBook Air continues to operate just as long without a charge as this 2017 Pro.
Since returning this MacBook Pro, I've begun to use the Microsoft Surface Book because it's a computer my company sent me. At first I didn't like. It still isn't a thin, svelte computer like the popular ultrabooks are. I do agree with Apple, having a touchscreen and a stylus is a waste. Like the TouchBar on the MacBook, they're more of a gimmick than anything else. But... and this is the most important thing to me, the transition out of the Apple ecosystem isn't that bad. I can still do everything I did on my Mac. The absolute ONLY thing I miss from MacOS is that I cannot send texts from my desktop anymore. Oh well, now I've joined the other 95% of the population.
I wouldn't recommend buying this computer. Apple needs to retool their computer line and I, personally, refuse to buy another one until they do.
I should add, I didn't purchase this at full retail. I was able to buy this for $1220 (tax included). Despite getting a great price for a brand new Mac, I still returned it and got my money back.