I'm with you Vincent. I stopped posting too because it's sort of a one mind thing going on...
Members should follow one rule. This is an e-bike enthusiast forum. If you can't show enthusiasm for the topic or provide helpful information (i.e. how to install/repair or troubleshoot this or that) then don't post. Those negative posts don't provide value.
I'm a throttle enthusiast and think throttles (thumb ones in particular) are genius! Using the throttle I can safely navigate this washed out gully connecting trail and neighborhood road without pedaling. Attempting to pedal through this stretch would clip the pedals against the ground and bordering rocks leading to a possible crash. Walk? No way - I have a thumb throttle.
I also understand why those would prefer no throttle configurations. It fits the theme and perception of a 'bike.' Introducing a throttle shifts the bike into the perception of a motor vehicle. So this doesn't come down to a practical argument, the argument is over a feeling.
If I'm one of the big three bike sellers, I'd stick to offering no throttle e-bikes. After all I'm a bike manufacturer not making mopeds.