Oh, piffle. You guys just need to get used to the damn things, that's all. I've been using nothing but the button/wheel interface since the T90 came out (until my current acquisition binge started five years ago ), and it's second nature. The Rebel line of cameras is another story; they're intended to be idiot-proof, so there's little/no customization and you have to learn the way it does things. If you really want a great EOS film camera for little money, get yourself a 1N; second generation Pro model, plenty customizable, going for not much more than $100 these days.
But then, for six dollars, you've got yourself a nice little point-n-shoot that takes L-series lenses.