How in the world does one reapply the edge adhesive without making a mess?
These were decent but not great instructions. The omission of how to install/apply the provided seal in the iFixit kit was serious - I made a mess of that. It also would have been useful to (a) explain in-line the restart process you suggest is important, and (b) tell us how to avoid the seemingly automatic boot-up that happened as I assembled the case. It’s possible I touched a button, but there was no warning to avoid THAT. In fact, a quick 1-2-3 reverse instruction for reassembly would have helped. So, too, would have better instructions about positioning the battery so the connector cable wasn’t too cramped because the battery was too close to the motherboard connector. These are things an experienced assembler might know, but then that person wouldn’t need these instructions.
I won’t buy a new computer unless it’s repairable and upgradable. Apple is very close to loosing my 35 year allegiance (and I have purchased dozens of Macs over that period). The Windows notebooks my employer furnishes are not as pretty but they are way more repairable and upgradable. Apple charges more and used to offer top quality and longevity in exchange. Their last 4 or 5 years have been a downward spiral in both “advantages” accelerated by a string of buggy OS releases.