I’m not seeing a lapse in critical thinking. On either side.
I like the back and forth specifically cause it causes me to think about the topic/s.
For instance: the center screen issue.
I’m currently using voice, via my phone/Google, commands more and more. “Hey Google. (Short pause) call Bob Smith”.
Hey Google open Pandora.
The phone alarm sounds, I say “Stop” and it stops.
Therefore, I’m thinking that any wanting to touch physical knobs, slider controls, etc, is gonna be a non issue for me.
Sometimes my phone is in my pocket, and it responds to my voice commands.
I’ve never owned a vehicle with great HVAC venting. I have been in many vehicles in which I vent with “good enough”. The comments are useful.
Ditto the seat position.
The ICE business plan is
*“you get what you bought, and if you want new and improved, you gotta buy new. Give us more $$$$.”
This includes software upgrades.
Tesla seems to use a different philosophy
*“How do we make that previously sold model better - for free?”.
Or perhaps it’s
*“How do we reduce the friction of owning our car?”.
I do NOT have/own a Tesla, nor one on order.
I have a RAV4. I like it, but IMO it’s a mediocre device.
I do NOT like Toyota, the company. It’s hidebound and focused on maximizing it’s income, by screwing the customer. IMO.
I’ve had this same POV for the Prius, Malibu, Dodge Ram, '75 Chevy pickup, Datsun B210… Etc. The old car makers had the consumer over a barrel and developed a WHOLE ECOSYSTEM for “screwing the customer”.
IDK if I’d like a Tesla vehicle or not.
Some things about Elon, I like. Some things not so much. But, I think Tesla is disrupting the ICE bureaucracy with innovative user experience. This is forcing the old school companies to offer better user experience, too.
I like that TSLA, the company, has changed the “screw the customer” paradigm.
THAT is my INVESTING thesis for TSLA. I do own stock. (There is more to the investing thesis, too.)
I don’t see me as not thinking critically about it. I know that when I put some $ on the horse, I tend to glamorize the pros and dismiss the cons. Therefore, these type threads are useful.
I do appreciate the back and forth comments.