Part of it could be my paranioa, but I never got a good answer to satisfy me.
What if you download binaries from non-random, trusted websites? Seem to me that is the same as trusting a repo maintainer.
The problem with all of these builds is you're damning yourself to working on top shifting sands and either committing yourself to rooting around in Mac OS plumbing (which I'm sure isn't documented well or even wholly exposed) or hoping the community patches things.
For reference, the upcoming macOS Catalina still supports the following hardware:
MacBook Pro (mid 2012 and newer)
MacBook Air (mid 2012 and newer)
MacBook (early 2015 and later)
iMac (late 2012 or newer)
iMac Pro (2017 or newer)
Mac Pro (late 2013 or newer)
Mac Mini (late 2012 or newer)
DRM will kill the Hackintosh dream. How sad.
I did like the bang for the buck.
They look different because they have different gui layers, but are otherwise the same.
The only problem is the rubber band around the screen detaching after a few years.
Literally the only thing I miss.
In all my years of using laptops (15 years before I got the apple) I've never had a failing power cable, until I tried Apple cables.
Not saying thinkpads are perfect, but at least they mostly favor quality over design.
I swear Apple have done this on purpose...
If anyone has any tips on how to stop carrying a USB mouse and USB-C adapter around by actually making the track pad bearable, please do share.