4 years into using a Mac, 3 years with this particular MacBook, I’m only just beginning to explore Recovery Mode, Single User Mode, and Disk Utility.
As a nerd this feels like moment of pride, but not for the reason you might think.
As an ex-Windows user I’m delighted that it’s taken this long. My experience with Microsoft’s OS never held that level of longevity with a single installation.
It’s quite fixed just yet, but I’m confident on a recovery far more efficiently that I’ve known with a Windows re-install.