well, small update, both of my macbooks are out of action. i have attempted to fix the audio issue on the 2011 and haven't been able to, and my 2012 STILL suffers from random freezes and slow performance if i leave it idle, meaning i can't leave it running something while i go to something else. i have to sit there and watch whatever it's doing so i can intervene if it freezes or becomes slow.
and it's become so much of an issue that it annoys me more than i get joy out of it. so i've decided that until i can fix them i'm gonna take the ssd's out of them and put all that hardware in my pc so that has more storage (it's almost full lol) and i'm just gonna daily Windows for a while. my PC seems to be damn stable for the time being, more stable than the half broken Mac's i have.
and even if my pc just randomly decides to break i can very cheaply repair it as it's made up of old stuff from the used market. no such luck with my Mac's obviously.
now mind you, i didn't want this. i still love macOS and i'd love to daily it still, but i just can't. my Mac's are broken to the point of unusable and i don't have the money to replace them. so, Windows it is. it's been a few years since i actually tried to seriously daily Windows, so i wonder how it's changed...