I had heard all about the electric shifting and figured that it was clearly a solution in search of a problem. They had a setup at the Tour of Ca on a trainer which anyone could ride so I hopped on and.....holy moly was it neat! You just touch the shifter lightly and without a sound, it's in the next gear. Same thing for the front derailleur....a light touch is all it needs. Super smooth and super quiet on the shift. It's hard to convey how good it felt.
I told the sales guy that when I heard about the system, I thought "well, that's a dumb idea" but when I rode it I was knocked out. He said, "yeah, everyone says the same thing"
And the best part....it's cheap. Only $3900 for the system..... c'mon lottery!!