I almost think bashing CUE is the cool thing to do nowadays. While I agree that you can't beat knobs for key things like volume, I had no issues with the CUE in the xts I rented a while back. And I didn't have weeks to learn it. I had it for a weekend and no complaints. There is a volume control on the steering wheel. But i think maybe they should go ahead and throw a couple of knobs in there.