I hate dial meters. I wish they'd die a horrible, gruesome death.
That's because you're not a driver. You're a passenger behind the wheel. If you were a driver, you'd like dials. Maybe not so much for the speedo; you don't need to see how fast you're going faster than you can read a number. But in a driver's car, the front-and-center-mounted tachometer needle is absolutely critical. You can't function without it.
With that said, I like the idea of self-driving cars, and of being able to be a passenger myself. But as long as I'm driving, I like to really drive. Also, note that I have literally never owned a vehicle with a center-mounted tach. I did get a gauge cluster with that for my 240SX, but I never got the cabling to install it and then I sold the car. Still have the cluster, want to use it with my PC for racing sims. Sooner or later I'll figure out how to drive it, I have too many projects already. I've ticked off some minor ones recently, though, so there's hope.
The color bar tachs take up too much space. If you make them big enough to have any resolution worth mentioning, they are massive. That is stupid. One good-sized dial tach and a medium-sized digital speed off to the left of it is my ideal layout, obviously with oil pressure, water temperature, and a real live voltage gauge next to it, plus boost when applicable. That tells me everything I need to know, and right now.
A Nintendo-style controller would suit me fine.
No, no it would not. Nintendo games don't model the road. If you tried it, you would be very sad very quickly.