Yeah in other words, keep the world from SPENDING SPENDING SPENDING on newer and newer technology, even though it's completely pointless. IF you agree to gift me a replacement for every device that I own with that new technology, then I'll gladly move to it and I'll be happy. But I have infrastructure. Things like VGA are NEEDED. I can't live without them. Unless I start producing money out of my a** and buy a dozen of new devices. By not supporting older standards, computer manufacturers only lose potential customers and screw people. They force us to buy new things. For everything. New wires. New adapters. New computers. New TVs, new phones, new EVERYTHING. I don't shit money. I need to actually earn it and "upgrading" to new but barely useful standards is the LEAST I want to spend my hard earned cash on.
In the case of USB 2, there is no particular reason to strongly hold onto it, but there's nothing bad in having one as an extra. All the ports don't have to be USB3. I really can't imagine a situation where you would need all that bandwidth of two USB3 ports. Maybe copying data between two external hard drives, but how much sense does that make? Better get one big HDD than two smaller ones... And if the laptop has TB3, you can also use those ports for one of the HDDs. All the other stuff doesn't require any more than USB 2.0 has to offer. Most of the time, even USB 1.1 is sufficient.
And I know the phone, it's an upgrade from W2016. But it's China-exclusive. That means even more bloatware, no reliable root method, no warranty in Europe and all the other crap that follows the Chinese market. But thanks for sharing
@Nilotpal_Karan tell me a use case (except for the one that I described) where you would need two USB 3.0 ports and I promise I will shut up.