Nail, head, hit. My vehicle (which was bought with a non touch screen) has all the basic controls available by buttons or dials. No need to take the eyes of the road to look at the touch screen, punch a tab on it to select the A/C or heat, tap and drag a slider up and down, then hit another tab to control fan speed. Of course, with how UIs are, there will be lag where you can't tell the device noticed your tap or not. At least with a dial, you know that it registered it due to tactile clicks.
My biggest complaint about newer cars is the fact that a touch screen is needed, coupled with the fact that the audio head is on the same CAN as the radio... which means if the radio glitches, the car can stall or go haywire in random ways.