Yea, I like the manual climate control on my 2009 much better. But I'm not giving back the 2015 just because it has auto climate control. But if I could have ordered the 2015 with manual climate control, I would have.
My '12 has auto settings too, which are fine. I think knobs are more intuitive and are easier to adjust while driving.
My '02 Corvette's screen ALWAYS had glare on it except at nite. In addition, one has to take their eyes off the road to actually know what's going on. In my wifes RX350, you have a joystick that must be maneuvered around the screen to get to the precise settings you want. It may seem spaceship-like, but its a pita when driving. I know I seem like a retro-grouch, but I've never liked automatic HVAC from the time it became popular.
I like the idea of the backup camera. I <think> the aftermarket Alpine in my car can accommodate one. I did some looking around, and there seem to be plenty that are fairly reasonable in price. One question, my biggest need is to keep the car straight when backing the 85' of my driveway. Since the only backup cameras I've ever used are my wife's car and in my RV, I've learned to use them but don't trust them for judging distance. I still revert to the outside mirrors for rear side clearance. How's the 'backup experience' with those of you who have rear cameras?