It was time for a refresh, and hearing the rumors of the batshittery they were likely to do with the keyboard, and the inane OLED strip of softkeys, and I made the decision to just jump into a well configured 13" MBPr. Now that is looking like a prescient decision. I like the two thunderbolt ports, the two USB3 ports, and the SD card port. It is plenty thin enough, and I get a good 9 hours of normal usage out of it.
I get the lifecycle, and the staleness of the current MBP line, and their stretching refresh cycles, but I am glad I jumped when I did.
It is still better than the Lenovo T450 I just got for work (what a f'd up trackpad, and absolutely the worst laptop keyboard I have had in a long long time.