I understand what you are saying, and agree with you to a point, but it just seems a little extreme. Yes, by nature, a PHEV is more complicated and requires more understanding than either a gas car or a straight EV. We have two adults and two teens in the family that share the Clarity, a Nissan Leaf, and an SUV. Nobody likes driving the SUV. I am the type that frequents boards like this. My wife is just the opposite. She doesn't care about tech, and doesn't want to understand about the ins and outs of how things work. She gets in the car and drives it. Doesn't care about the modes. I think the only thing that REALLY needs to be explained to drivers is the fact that 95% of the time when the engine runs, it is running to charge the battery and NOT to power the car directly. So the engine will rev at a higher speed sometimes that has nothing to do with the accelerator. That is really hard to understand for people. Don't forget, if you are on this board, you have some level of interest in how things work. Most people really do not. Those people can have a great experience driving a Clarity, oblivious to modes and buttons, if they understand the engine revving.