Agreed. Unless one is designing/utilizing/configuring numerous aspects/ratios/outlines/etc, Touch Bar seems like a (tad-bit) of overkill.
TaskPaper already does everything and more with 'simple' track pad/mouse/keyboard shortcuts, especially once I research and watch/read the instructional(s).
'Still trying to figure out what Apple intends for the Touch Bar. - No one wants to touch their Mac screen, so they can't use that like one would use an iPad/iPhone.
Work In Progress...?
You are all way more advanced than me, so these are just 'musings.'