Nissan configured the torque on the Ariya to be much more gentle, so you don't get that instant acceleration off the line that EVs have a reputation for. Once you're up to about 30mph, the pickup is better. Its noticeable if you compare it to other EVs (RWD or FWD) which have ~5 second 0-60 times, which the AWD Premier will have.
The ProPilot 2.0 hands free feature is convenient if you travel on the mapped highways a lot. Even though I don't, I thought it was fine until I saw it required a subscription after 3 years to continue receiving the mapping updates. Instead of paying indefinitely for a feature I seldom use, I would've preferred AWD and the faster 0-60 which I would use. ProPilot (not 2.0) will still track within a lane and monitor distance to the car in front of you, it just requires keeping your hands on the wheel. Both will alert if you stop paying attention to the road.