I hated touch pads I kept them disabled as well. In the past year i have found myself more and more often standing at some piece of equipment holding my laptop and connecting to some instrument or standing at a bluetooth valve refreshing my bluetooth over and over until it connects. The touchpad has become important to me. And nobody makes fingering a clicky surface more inviting than mac.
I honestly think that is what sold me. The machines performance is great, it runs windows amazingly well. Boot Camp Virtual Machine, but the liquid smooth response to the multi touch gestures !! I spend all day jumping in and out of VM’s it is SO nice to just swipe to the next thing