every bike is different, i actually get a better workout with my Hub/torque sensor bike over my Mid drive/cadence bike, that said i do enjoy a powerful hub drive over a mid drive as long as im not riding off road, off road ill take a mid drive.Funny you'd share this. You're more diplomatic then I am
I was just Speaking to a Friend of Mine who has a few Hub Drives: We were discussing what type of Ebike I should consider. He tells me he uses Hub verses Mid Drive for exactly what you said. He told me he's ok with being Fat and likes the feel of Help moving the pedals . He also loves the Throttle : Told me he uses it as much as possible. Said he was more into exploration and stops for a Beer along the way.
He added that For older people that have lost health a Hub Drive is definitely more practical.
He commented that Mid Drives are geared more for people like me who are into Bicycle Riding for exercise and just want to go faster for the same effort :
So your post makes good sense. And also explains that the Average American is Lazy LOL .
Just Like Going to the gym. Every Year January is loaded with New People with New Years Resolutions to Get in Shape. By Mid February less then 2% are still at it