my parents 02 Passat has it as well, and I find it very helpful, but like someone else said, you can easily turn it off if you don't need it, don't want it, or find it to be a hinderance. My Camaro doesn't even have power mirrors so I've done without them for a long time...but I wouldn't mind having them!
1994 Camaro 3.4l V6, 5-speed, SLP Loudmouth I cat-back exhaust.
It's loud, slow as all get out, but loud
No more money going into this one...everything's being saved for my 5th Gen.
2010 Camaro SS