I hesitate to post on 01 April, but here's a (true) embarrassing story: after reading about how fast the M1 Macbooks are, I was conflicted about deciding to avoid them for a while (I like to stay a bit behind the curve when system architecture is changing). I switched jobs in March and they said they were sending me an Intel Macbook, which arrived in great condition, and I was very pleased that the touchbar was gone and the keyboard had reasonable travel.
So I've been using this laptop for a month now, and got a weird error about the ARM architecture when I attempted a
brew install jq this morning. So I clicked on "About this Mac" and saw it was indeed an M1 chip.
I hadn't even noticed!