Couple of things. I have an '11 tech so it might be different than yours.
There is a USB connector in the console.
The mid does come on with whatever setting you left it on.
The time is displayed in the radio whether or not the radio is on, so you can always see the time.
The seats are not necessarily terrible. I am nowhere near 250 and find them comfortable. I had a '93 Explorer that I traded after a year because I just couldn't' get comfortable. In '76 I asked a Chevy parts man why they had so many types of seats available in the Monte Carlo. He replied with a straight face, "Because there are a lot of different asses out there"
Having tail lights on during the day is not the greatest idea. On a bright day it would make brake lights less distinctive.
I'm not saying the MDX is not without many flaws. Mine should be gone by Feb/Mar. I do realize that it's hard for any manufacturer to please all the people. Thank God for choices.
Ours only has the AUX port and why? They should all have it. My 2009 TSX had one, why doesn't the 2012+ SUV have it?
So it's only in another package, which is my next complaint with Japanese cars. Why can't I pick and choose my options? I should be able to order it EXACTLY how I want but no, they force you into a bunch of stuff you don't always want.
The info screen only displays the last choice not the info. You constantly have to hit a button for it to display. The point is, you shouldn't have to constantly be fiddling with buttons while you are driving to display the info. Most German cars have the time and/or date, temperature, miles, miles to empty and/or mpg and trip computer ALL displayed at once. Not to mention it gives you a lot more useful info when requested through the computer.
The seats are TERRIBLE...spend some time in a Recaro seat or any German sport seat and you'll think otherwise! I never once had any pains driving for 6-12+ hours in one of those seats. Most Honda/Acura seats will kill you in just a few hours.
Brake lights during the day are not an issue. Most LED tail lights are MUCH brighter and not an issue especially when applied vs just on.
I agree, it's hard to please everyone. But more options would definitely help them in this aspect. Especially in the colors. They have the same boring five or six colors on every model all the time. Not to mention you can't even get all interior colors with all exterior colors.