I'm with you, the researching, fixing and troubleshooting won't be something I miss. One thing though, having two R9 280x's in my old hack with FCP X was a blazingly huge improvement after 10.1 came out. Render times were cut in half in some cases. Using the full version of Resolve with two Titans was a massive boost in an older 'big iron' mac pro. It could be the lite version only used one GPU until Resolve 11 dropped that limitation.
That's the route I went, I ordered a 4c D700, did the CPU swap for a 10c, saved $3K just like you said. Plus was able to sell the 4c chip on eBay for $275. (Should have ordered the 6c which has a better resale) This thing is awesome compared to the hackintosh it replaced, don't miss fixing it.
There is so much in Nolan's 'smug cloud' where somehow shooting on film make his films somehow better because of it. The fact that a film shot with incredibly noisy IMAX cameras had a record low amount of ADR lines seems crazy to me.
I was not alone in not being able to understand key pieces of dialogue. After watching this, they stated they only looped up to eight lines. I think this was a big mistake.
In a way it's like comparing different film stocks. A Fuji fan back in the day called it 'more painterly' than Kodak. When Sony came out with the EX1, I still liked my HVX200 footage better as it felt more cinematic. I feel the same about the BMPCC vs the GH4 footage, one just looks more like video, and one looks more like film. It's really just personal preference in the end.
Ha, I wish it was a conspiracy, that would be entertaining. Adobe is totally justified to brag about this, it's just good business to leave out anything that may have gone awry.