what is the point of electronic shifting other than marketing? With the precision of indexed shifting what is gained? ANYONE find the little lever too hard to move?
One more thing to leave you stuck if it breaks.
As we baby boomers age , my wife can't use her thumbs well, she is ready for this, she will struggle with the incorrect gear rather then shift, arthritis. Mine hurt after a a long ride too, 80 + miles . I would like auto shifting w/over ride. There are many different people who want to ride bikes. What do you think of a recumbent? what about a large person who want to ride ? etc..
I was pointing out that there are different needs for different people was all. I did leave out when I win the lottery and have excess money I would buy a $9500 version of an st2 w/buttons , so luxury vehicles do have a place too
How is that a big difference?