The only real analogy I can think of to describe how different
this feels is to compare it to SSD hard-drives. SSD hard drives
when they came out were ‘worse’ than traditional spinning disks in
a wide variety of ways. They were smaller capacity, sometimes had
lower maximum throughput and were considerably more expensive.
But, from the moment you first used one it completely ruined
computers for you. Going back to spinning disks once you have
tasted instantaneous delivery feels broken.
It is the same with driving a Tesla. There is essentially no
latency in your driving interaction with the car. I’ve often heard
car fanatics (especially those who love manual transmissions)
describe the feeling of being ‘connected’ to their car as they
drive it. That their desire and the car’s ability to deliver it
become closely and completely linked. Tesla delivers that
experience but without all the training and skill needed to dance
with a transmission.