Originally Posted by STIX
The thing has like 15 preset slots. There's no need to be fumbling with a tuner knob. Just cycle through your presets on the steering wheel
The steering wheel trigger is nice, as are the 15 presets, but I think the feedback is that it would be quite a bit easier to hit one button to get to your favorite station(s), maybe among other things.
FWIW, the joystick on many of the Alpine head units also mirrors the Ipod wheel functions really nicely, and the usb interface is seamless and fast. Other OEM systems incorporate a joystick for basic radio, SAT, NAV, and other functions.
Sure, there may be a learning curve, but sounds like Rob and others have gone through that and have these opinions?