I don't mind batteries, but there is value in the meter being simple. I've got a flash meter IV, and an analog sekonic L208. For simple quick use, I have to review the various settings on the flashmeter-IV, sliding covers and reviewing the LCD display options. The the l208, I verify the film speed, aim and press the button. The simpler one is quicker to use. I use an incident meter because it's quick. If I wanted to measure zones and analyse things, and tag my film for a certain development choice, then I'd be less concerned about quick and more about features.