What you are missing is 'knowledge'. Bob has done the 'out-of-gas' scenerio all the way back - when he took possession of his brand new Gen I , so that those who are so slow to let "out-of-gas" happen accidently will know what to expect, other than being stuck, out of gas. Some want to know. Will the car restart with a half gallon? ... 1 gallon? 2 gallons? ... will the battery be damaged? These are the nuggets we tinkerers pass on to others. I think the last nugget to be experienced is what happens to the PiP, when your gas runs dry, and you're on your last mile or two of EV. Will the PiP go into a turtle mode the way many EV's do? Or will it respond like the standard Gen III - not letting you even enter EV mode w/out gas. Or, if you've just switched to EV as you're sputtering out of gas, will you be able to remain in EV? Enquiring minds want to know. If you don't want to know - that's ok too. .