Pedal assist can be nice for those users that can't do it on their own or are working up to bigger climbs. It's not like they're going to use the motor for downhill. They are super quiet, and the more users we get out on the trail the more funding we'll have for trail. I can see both sides of the argument, but it really doesn't need to be a fight.
Although I could use a motor assist on my fat bike it is a great workout!