Is cruise control really that awful? Some people seem to think it's akin to Communism but personally, I would be disappointed if my car didn't have cruise control. Maybe some people haven't really had a need for cruise control. If you are one of those people, I offer you a youtube video to watch:
At an hour and 7 minutes, you don't have to watch the whole thing, just skip around a bit, but watch at least 1 minute of continuous video somewhere in the middle. Maybe I'm one of those weirdos that finds myself taking roadtrips like this frequently but this is a 1h:7m:28s summary of why I would rather have cruise control and a properly working adaptive cruise control.