Gayclipse also needs to work on their cust support & QC... 2 HU with turn on\offs issues & Amps sent to repairs x2 for the same prob (not fixed the 1st time) has shaken my confidence in them... Heck any brand rattles my pockets that way & I would loose confidence just as well...
I would probably still have confidence in them had it not been for their lack of support.
If you have had better experience with them... consider yourself fortunate.
On my girlfriends 8600 you have to physically touch the joystick to the side to use the other functions, and resistance is pretty good. It's not the kind of thing where youre going to bump into a menu on accident if you're adjusting the volume and go over a pothole.
On my Alpine it's very easy to blip a button twice on addicent if you're going over a bump, and then you have to cycle through the hole menu again to get back where you were.
Well if they are included... I use them... And in Alpines case it simplified the Menu Cycle.
If you like the joystick design... then its a plus for you... Plus the added resistance feature to differentiate by touch one adjustment from the other sounds like a good idea (not available in past Clarion & current Kenwood HU's)
However, from past personal experience... I can't stand them...