We have gotten lazy as photographers in this sense and this whole thread proves it to a T.
Well, that is one narrow way to look at it. I have situations, where I got all the time at hand to set everything up peacefully and figure out all exposure parameters myself or at least without using Auto-ISO. If taht is all you do, and you don't need it, just don't ever switch the camera into Auto-ISO.
However, I have aother situations too, were the light is constanly changing and there is a flurry of action around me and were I DO want the camera to take care of most if not all "technical aspects" of photography .. superb autofocus to instantly nail focus , smart metering to determine suitable exposure settings, and automatic modes that intelligently control and balance all three exposure relevant parameters ... most important aperture, then time, then ISO (kee it as low as possible within the framewrok of the other two paramters). I am FULLY occupied with anticipating whats happening, seeing it happen, framing it in the best possible way and following the action.
I don't care, if a landscape photographer calls this "lazy" or not. I want it that way. I pay for it. I want it fully funtioniong. ANd I am not going to spend 4k or 6k for a 1 series camera just to get a firmware feature that cCanon is withholding from its cliebnts who are buying "lesser" cameras. And even worse, Canon does not even manage to implement the feature really right in its flagship DSLRs.
As long as I am a paying Canon customer I will continue to criticize this ... until Canon finally puts it right.
So Canon employees, Canon fanboys and "HCB and Ansel Adams had no Auto-ISO"-old-schoolers ... brace yourself, but don't hold your breath. :-)