i agree with you, I went with a super basic model only adding the hitch and Ford360 to my XL. I only wanted the 360 bc in resale I feel like people are becoming very reliant on the car warning them of someone in their blind spots. But this being the cheapest hybrid on the market was the biggest selling point for me.I'm sure in the future once more chips are available Ford will gladly take your $$$ for these features. For me not having those things and actually being cheap is the feature not the bug.
funny thing is I got a new job and now I probably would have upgraded to a XLT with the Lux package bc money is better. But dealer said he’s afraid moving up in trim would bump me back from my current spot in line. If they call me to bump me to 23 I might make the change, we will see.