Re: Random buttons
Don't get me started on modern cars and trying to adjust the temp while you drive down the road.
I tend to buy second hand cars that are around 10 years old. In my experience, no matter the age, vehicles tend to have similar controls. Until I was given the "key" to a brand new Passat in 2007. First off I had to find the hole in which to insert the cartridge which starts the car. Ok, found it. Push it in.
Message displayed: Depress clutch. Push clutch in, push the "key" in, engine starts, Great. So I try pushing the button marked (P) to release the handbrake, whilst depressing the accelerator and releasing the clutch. Car won't move. After 10 minutes messing about, I finally got it moving. I felt a bit ashamed of myself, since as far as I'm concerned, I can operate anything, especially if it has electronics in it. Eventually I figured out the parking brake is automatic, and it's actually ok once you get the hang of it, but it's over-engineered and just another bit of pointless electronics to go wrong.
Anyway, TL;DR, I agree.