Was the fan running?
Most likely it was the connector that was faulty. In which case you wouldn't have needed to.
As a pro of 40 years+ standing, I consider 4x Thunderbolt 3 to be ideal.
Where else can I get that?
A MacBook Pro will last twice a long as any of them and still have significant residual value.
The very things that you object to are exactly what will make this machine phenomenally reliable.
Apple's technical specification explicitly states that it IS sapphire.
The USB 3 extension, USB Type-C will attempt to bring USB 3 up to the level of the Lightning connector.
Be reasonable Scott. If he was bright enough to understand that, he wouldn't have bought Android in the first place.
Shame that Android users weren't bright enough to realise that a phone based of [a ripoff] Java machine is going to need absurd amounts of memory. Which is why Android phones fail so badly when the user runs multiple applications.
Are you the guy that complained about the type of dust caps on a Ferrari Enzo?