Nah, I like them. For some places they make a ton of sense. Even in places where it isn't necessary, there are people they make sense for.They are even on my short list of cars I might buy... But only because my car use would be mostly for travel and outdoors trips places where it might be handy. If I was buying it for city use, I wouldn't care. I wouldn't say no to AWD that came standard, but I'm not going to step up to a golf R just because it has AWD.