A theory on why the new Macbook Pro is the way it is:
The Federal Aviation Administration has capped the maximum allowable size of laptop batteries on flights to 100 watt-hours. That explains why Apple’s 2015 pro model contains precisely a 99.5 watt-hour battery
The price for 32 GB RAM AND retaining 10 hour battery life would have made the Macbook heavier, and possibly brought it over the 100 Watt limit. It then makes perfect sense for Apple to skip the 32 GB, and reduce battery size as much as possible while retaining battery-life. The weight savings are the result of this choice.
In my opinion the new Macs look great and I don’t at all understand the online outrage right now. My gripe with Apple is the products they don’t update. The one’s they do update all look great!