I could understand this situation better if Apple sold a Mac notebook Dock with ports for everything. Dave laments:
Apple wants you to pay more money if you need more ports. Even if you don’t upgrade to a more expensive Mac with more ports you’ll have to spend more money on a connected Dock. One of my favorite modern Macs is the Mac mini, and the latest version has ports packed in.
Even the $6,000 MacBook Pro doesn’t have enough ports. $6,000.