At this point, it's nothing more than the way some cars "work". A way that happens to be the way we've come to expect all of our cars to work.
Our typical car buying cycle is probably longer than that of most folks (around 6.5 years) and the length of time we keep what we do buy is definitely longer (averaging a bit more than 14.5 years at this point), so shopping hasn't been too much of a hardship yet. But we have "jumped ship" at least a couple of times, once after Chevy stopped offering the 4M in their RWD intermediates (bought first Maxima) and again when Nissan dropped the MT in the Maxima line and went to 100% CVT fitment (that's what prompted us to get her the Subaru Legacy GT).
'08 GT coupe, 5M, wheels, tires, pads, fluid, a few suspension mods . . . still almost stock height
'19 WRX, 6M (hers)
'01 Maxima 20AE, 5M (spare, winter driver)