That’s when the second problem was solved. Because the truth of the matter is not only do I not need a Mac, but I am actively less productive, and fall into bigger wastes of time, every time I touch my Mac. (My need for a Mac is lessened in part because I have a macminicolo.net server to use.)
Ben gets this spot on; whilst I don’t regret my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13″) purchase, the combination of my iPad Pro 9.7″ and my Mac Mini hosted at macminicolo.net means I can choose not to use it and instead be just as productive on the iPad Pro.
File management (Hazel, Dropbox, Arq backups) is satisfied by the Mac Mini, media consumption and creation (photo editing, Plex etc) is satisfied by the iPad, and the Mac is really left as a client for longer emails, DevonThink databases for my “paperless office” and some WordPress site management.