It sucks, for most of the reasons you state.
Days gone by I would drive anywhere, anytime. Now I have to be dragged kicking and screaminmg just to get me into the left seat.
As a driver it's mostly the other road users - too many of them and of whom far too many are, as you "kindly" say too impatient (aka selfish and ignorant oiks) .... and I havent even got any sat-nav worries
Now it's walk or train or dont go unless absolutely necessary