This statement could be a whole conversation: the Apple Touchbar is a gimmick.
It lacks haptic feedback. It literally takes more time to change volume and screen brightness because of the Touchbar's gimmicky touch UI. And I have to look down every time I change the volume or hit escape because I can't feel for the physical position of those key. And sometimes when it crashes (because it has its own ARM processor), I loose the escape key, and have to restart the machine.
It's more than a gimmick, it's a nuisance and productively killer.