I'm writing this on a Dell Laptop, the trackpad doesn't bother me, but apple trackpads do because they always have they thing where you have to click the mousepad to do like a right-click, which I find annoying, but to each their own.
I think you made the right choice though, if you just want to carry something around and have it work a macbook is a solid choice. My laptop has grown all sorts of weird little quirks as it ages, but friends who have older macbooks seem to have little trouble even after years. Thats what I think about with my iphone. I don't want android even if it is more open because I just need my phone to work, not do anything out of the ordinary, and IOS seems like the most consistent phone OS out there . But mac desktops have always seemed silly to me, especially since professionals often buy them.
An imac or one of those can shaped mac computers can be sleek and powerful. But unless you dualboot with windows you'll always lack the software/hardware options of a PC. And if you do dualboot the sleek/no hassle nature of the mac goes out the window. Why not buy a powerful PC for cheaper and get whatever you want on it? That way whatever happens in your job you can adapt and not be pinned to apple's more limited software catalog and the inability to upgrade each piece of hardware.
Like why are people who do photo/video editing stuff always using macs? Whats the advantage over a much cheaper but equally power PC with the same software?? I don't understand it, but then I don't do alot of digital arts stuff so it's not for me to know.