Agreed on your last point and good luck to you. I just find USB-C to be everything I have ever wanted in a port. Admittedly, my computer usage is possibly non-typical. I use Bluetooth mice, store everything in the cloud (Microsoft and Google), except for the desktop, I live in WiFi-land and don't care about a wired network. I don't connect laptops to monitors and only occasionally hard disks (and that works great with an $8 cable). I suspect that most people have similar usage model (built-in display and Wi-Fi for networking). Most people don't use exotic USB devices, outside of the occasional midi port. At my level of use, I haven't seen any compatibility issues--none/zero/zip/nada. So I do believe that, for the average user, the USB-C problems are a red herring and a flimsy excuse. And if all of your information comes from reading articles from the tech journalism industry, that exists to create controversy and doesn't understand the real-world usage, rather than actual experience with the port, I will trust my own experience. And that experience has been overwhelmingly positive on more than a dozen devices by at least six manufacturers. But, while I do believe that my use case is pretty average, I do respect that YMMV based on your actual usage. If you do have incompatible devices, you're going to be unhappy, but how many people, in the real world, does that actually apply to? But yeah, who would want a computer with a universal port that runs at 10 gigabits per second and can be used for data, charging (up to a hundred watts), or display?