The latest one is the Neematic with a 9 speed Pinion gearbox, and torque sensing pedal assist.
What is true, is that most high power pedal assist bikes are based on a poor cadence only sensor.
The best pedal assist experience (most natural) is with a Torque base sensing pedal assist which Neematic has.
Also, you start to see bikes based on the 1500W Bafang Ultra that are providing the natural feel of torque sensing pedal assist.
The fact is having both a throtle and torque sensing pedal assist gives you the best of both worlds, you can enjoy the superman power feel in some situation, and throtle trough others.
Again, you do not have to like it, and are free to prefer the motorcycle throttle feel, but trying to put down those who like pedal assist is meaningless
What is also true is that the pedals are often there just to provide Bicycle legality for access to trails