"That's the thing. I've long preferred Boeing because Airbus believes that the plane should override the pilot when it (mistakenly?) "thinks" the pilot is screwing up. Boeing was supposedly the one that believes that automation is there to assist the pilot, not to overrule him and substitute its judgment for his, and yet here we are."
I was under the impression that the reason for that is that the plane is quite unstable in flight due to the engines being moved forward (for efficiency reasons) and thus assistance from computers was *required* to keep thing in air, no?
Am I over-simplifying it?