After living in the M1 world for nearly a year now, I could never shake the feeling that my M1 Air was crippled by the lack of Boot Camp. There are Windows programs that I use and Games I want to play. Some worked in Parallels, some worked in Crossover, some did not work at all. The whole process of using windows on the M1 is just so cluttered and inefficient right now. The whole advantage of having a Mac for me was that I could move freely between both Windows and macOS with no VMs needed. I do not really care about exporting video 27% faster at the cost of having half of a computer. So on the eve of a new Macbook Pro release, I did the unthinkable and bought a two year old architecture Macbook Pro. I will give the apple silicon a couple of years to bake and hopefully the Boot Camp for ARM will materialize when Windows 11 is ubiquitous.
My iMac 2020 has become my favorite machine of all time and I want it with me when I travel. I was only able to aproximate that on one path, the Macbook Pro 16.