I got a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar at work. I configured Touch Bar to display only permanent keys: play/pause, input sources, brightness, keyboard backlight, volume controls, lock, search, notification center, in this order. It works a little better than 2013 MacBook Pro I use at home.
Did you see they discontinued the 12 inches MacBook? Not many people will miss it probably... They also pushed the touch bar on all models now, so no more hardware function keys. Not sure if it's a good thing. I'm still reluctant to by a current gen. Too much problems. Or I should find a 2015 retina model somewhere. For now I run MX-Linux on an old Toshiba Centrino laptop.
Speaking of touch bar, found this: pock.dev
It displays your dock on the touch bar... May be interesting to test...5w 1 reply
MacBook form factor will come back with a 13.3 inches screen when they will decide to remove the bezels completely. There are keys like Launchpad and Mission Control on the old MacBooks that I don't use. With Touch Bar I can add new useful keys. I only wish they had the same haptic feedback as the trackpad.5w reply