Unsponsored Baja racer
Amazing!! Another person with some sense!!! Too bad there aren't more people like us, eh?I have a CVT2 in my 09 Pat and I've grown to love it. I don't find it sluggish as long as you don't jam the accelerator right to the floor, steady pressure down and she takes off with out any worry. Whether or not they are more or less reliable than traditional transmissions I don't know, but they sure seem more expensive to replace when they do go bad. I imagine that price will come down as they are now being used a lot more.
You have a new car (I assume) and the warranty to go with it, keep up with the owner's manual requirements for your power train and you have little to worry about in the event it goes bad on you.
I'm pretty sure the outcry about failing CVT's has been amplified and maybe slightly exaggerated between being a newer type of transmission for vehicles that people aren't used to and the high price tag for replacement. It would be interesting to see official stats on failures of these vs traditional transmissions, but I doubt any exist or would be made public if they did.
Good luck and stay up on your warranty requirements.