I can adjust that wheel faster manually than wait for it to electrically gear into position
I agree one-more-thing-to-break, and Tesla is covered in mini-motors - even the door handles are "self presenting" ...
But the time-to-move (seat / wheel) is not a thing as fob is linked to driver profile, so as you open the door everything starts moving and unless you & spouse are giant / midget its gonna be done by the time you are actually sliding in.
If seat moves I don't suppose that whatever position a (manual) steering wheel was left would prevent ingress, but maybe it would for some? The Exit Profile on Tesla tends to be steering-up, as well as seat-back, so maybe it matters to some
Or the tailgate - I could care less if it was manual or self closing
Same thing there really, useful when you need it. My wife would struggle to reach the tailgate when it is up. And approaching the car with an armful of shopping having self-opening is nice. And it stops opening if there is something above it, a manual one is just going to bump into an obstruction I suppose (assuming you don't realise in time ...)
But, yeah, proper 1st-world-problems.
Back in the old days I would always go to the passenger door, unlock it, and open it for my passenger, and then close it. Then go and clamber into the driver's side.
Central locking knocked all that chivalry out of me ...