Sorta solved my own problem, I think. This is more of an FYI since I have friends that have complained about this. I never would’ve assumed this. Question and answer follow below.
It’s definitely going to take a long time for me to get used to the touchbar but the one thing that drives me insane is that the volume up/down is only accessible once you hit the volume button.
Is there a way to change that so the up/down volume buttons are always shown?
I was actually going to ask if there was a way to control volumes using the keyboard. I was thinking that maybe I was going to use KM/Karabiner.
But then I found out that if you hold the volume button on the touchbar, you can immediately slide the volume. That is pretty cool.
And then digging further, I found out that you can customize the Control Strip although I’m bummed that it only seems that I can have 4 items in the Control Strip. That I can have a button to take a screenshot is REALLY handy for me. See you later brightness control.