I can respect that. I felt the same way for a long time myself.
That sucks! But something like that is pretty rare though. I know a ton of Mac guys who's computers won't die no matter how old they are. I think what you experienced was an anomaly.
I love it for Premiere.
You know, I'm actually ok with this. I know these computers are super expensive and I wish they weren't, but I paid $3,000 for a tricked out MacBook Pro four years ago and it still runs like new today. I've edited countless projects on it and it still sings, even with 4K and some effects. I also purchased a tricked out 5K iMac nearly three years ago and it too still runs like new. So to me, I'm willing to pay for that kind of durability and reliability. My machines are never down and never crash and to me that's priceless.
As far as these new MacBooks go, you can get a 15" model with an i9 processor, a 4GB graphics card, 32GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD for $4,700 which is not too much more that what my iMac cost, yet my iMac was only an i7 and had only 1TB of SSD. That's not too shabby if you ask me, not for a portable editing machine that won't ever fail. The only thing it's missing is an SD card slot and the USB-3 ports. I wish it still had those to go with the Thunderbolt ports like my MacBook Pro has. Otherwise, it's impressive.