Re: Fair enough, but...
"Or that they get rid of the light switch entirely and go with auto on all the time."
Oooooh....no! Those stupid automatic lights come on far too early in "better safe than sorry" mode and the programmers don't seem to understand the correct use of sidelights. They can be very distracting and even dazzling in low light levels where under normal circumstances headlights would not be used. Especially those high intensity ones.
The highway code, IMHO is being breached by these automatic headlights and by high intensity headlights.