It's taken me months to learn to ignore the gear change indicator. Do I really need a display on the dash to tell me what gear I'm in and when to change gear? No! They've lent me a Polo while mine is in the garage and the trip computer tells you all kind of stuff, just like the m&m. How much of it do I really, really need? Almost none of it. The thermometer with the ice warning is genuinely useful, and so is the clock, but all the mpg stuff is not that accurate anyway and in the end it is just one more distraction. It's a car, not a 747.