Electronic gears - yay or nay?

My current project build has Etap, and my previous bike had Di2, and both are lovely. That said, I have been thinking if either justifies the cost and extra weight. I’m starting to think that a really well-adjusted and maintained top end mechanical system (Dura Ace, Record) works pretty much as well and is a little cheaper and lighter, as well as being potentially easier to fix.

Am I just getting old and retro, or does anyone else feel the same?

And yes, I also have a growing nostalgic fondness for rim brakes :man_facepalming: :man_shrugging:

This thread is specifically Di2 (with several mentions of Etap) and has lots of great comments:

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