Originally Posted by PatrickM
How valuable is the multi-adjustment? Yes, 100% agree it provides a great deal of flexibility, but when I look at ESA today, I have 3 settings (NORM, COMF and SPORT) which may take away from the ability to do 1/4 to 4 full turns for the dampening settings. Does a myriad of settings take away from the enjoyment of the machine (aka set it and forget it), versus having a lot of fine tuning which for the most part confuses people who simply want to buy a bike and ride?
Very valuable, not only because you can tailor your ride according to surface and style, but also because you can compensate for rider weight and spring stiffness to an extent.
At the end of the day you will not keep changing settings all the time, but it will take some time to arrive at the settings which work best overall for you. You just can never find them though without some extent of adjustability.