Nice Video link there MOF.
But taking the case of the middle iMac here on the Apple store means that a mac user would be paying £1,449.00 for a machine with 256GB storage. https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-mac/imac
Now even Mark in the video explains that the small disk size is much more likely to cause your cells to be damaged as there is less space for the wear levelling.
So even with Marks faith that all *might* be well depending on usage, it makes me think
A - Were Apple being responsible shipping these machines with 256GB in 2020/2021
B - Would you like to buy a used one?
C - While you said you usually hold on to the old machines, I figure it might not be an option any more as you might have to keep it it if people are no willing to buy used disposable devices. It would be a bit like buying used paper plates.
I recently got a Scan Doctor Mix PC and I really rest happy to know that it is upgradeable and if the disk acts up, I will just pop a new one in. This is important to me as I have had a few SSD failures. Not M.2 ones, just the plain old regular SSDs.
Anyway, I was a Logic Trainer and had to keep apace with Apple stuff for years, so getting out of that rat race had been great. If it works for some, then great. My fear is that many will head to Apple/Logic because the M1 is impressive at achieving good performance with a low power draw. But perhaps after the initial, I got a Mac, Logic is no a no brainer honeymoon period, some of those will be disappointed as they realise the reality's of living with Apple.
I guess for long time users its hard to get away, but there is no reason for young people to get stuck into that before they even get started.