I don’t mind buttons that much although I would prefer well executed touch screen. The biggest pain is to input addresses by clicking arrows all over the screen and hunting letters. That’s just dumb in this day and age but if this unit was working the way it’s supposed to ( fast, smooth and accurately with maxed out topo details on crisp, bright screen) then I would not think twice about spending the $$$, buttons or not. As of now what this unit does is barely capable of following a track but for that I don’t need nearly $1000 device. 64s series would be sufficient for not much more than $200.