Can we keep the fault finding relevant please
There is clearly a horses for courses argument here.
A compact camera is designed to be a simple to operate, point and shoot device. It should be intuitive in use where any user control is needed, and user control should ideally be kept to a minimum.
The target market is someone who wants a simple camera and will probably not be interested or know about the technicalities.
These requirements do not mean that there is no need for enhanced features, just that they should be deployed in an intuitive manner that is easily understood by the novice, or possibly even deployed automatically. Providing a superb picture is the goal.
If you require the versatility of RAW format, you understand why you want it and you have the programs to get the most out of it (Photoshop et al) then you don't need a compact camera, with all the restriction in capability the design and the small sensor gives.
This sort of criticism is as relevant as saying that the only problem with a £2000 Nikon DSLR is that it wouldn't fit in a shirt pocket.
Reading between the lines it would seem that there is plenty of scope to criticise the intuitive nature of the interface - simply apply the mother in law test!