That’s my impression of it, which… good! The two aren’t really the same, and IMO, the loss of Magsafe was a huge loss in terms of practical function of the laptop. TB charging is great if you’re desk-docked, but if, say… you’re in a living room, using it on your lap, with kids around? Magsafe means you won’t destroy the laptop when a kid trips over the cord. Having two small children, I can confirm that they trip over cords.
And while I recognize a few people are annoyed at the loss of the touchbar and the increase in weight, I think this is a very, very solid, post-Ive laptop, and exactly what Apple should be doing.
There’s only so much space to experiment in a form factor before you’ve covered the bounds, and when you’re constrained by “The keyboard needs to fit human hands,” and you’ve pretty much pushed the display out so far there are no meaningful bezels left… just iterate on it. And then put in the stuff that you lost while experimenting with winning industrial design awards. An SD card reader and HDMI port are useful.
Not that I will be getting one, pretty much ever at this point.
… though it is occasionally interesting to use my work iPhone and remember just what a smooth interface feels like. sigh Need to stop doing that.