i remember how in the beginning of the 90's we started seeing more and more electronics coming into heavy equipment e.g CAT, J.D, CLAAS, NEW- HOLLAND, CASE etc.
the old mechanics that didn't want to adapt or were just to lazy or scared to learn said: "that this is the end of the industry and nothing would work. nothing is reliable as steel."
they said the same thing about can-bus when it was introduced. sure why dont you try finding a short circuit in a 45 wire harness bandle with 7 multi conectors along the way.
sure the electronics had some childhood problems but in general electronics are more reliable and easier to fix then the mechanics.
not to mention the performance in every field they are introduced to:
hydraulics, engine controllers, controllers in general.
how many of you whiners want to have points instead of an ecu.
saying all that i am riding a carbureted 04 950s