You clearly didn't read my comments. First of all I've never said I liked primes- I hate primes and only use zoom lenses. And second of all all I'm asking is the ability to use a rear dial IN ADDITION to the aperture ring, NOT INSTEAD. And don't give me this nonsense about "Fuji's whole design ethos"- Fuji have this option enabled when you use some of their other lenses (for example 27mm prime and 50-230mm zoom). When you attach those lenses the only way to control the aperture is to turn that back dial and the whole Fuji's design ethos suddenly disappears. Puf..Specific to this bit:
"2. I’m not saying they should REMOVE those big knobs. Obviously there are people like you that like it this way. I’m talking about ADDING an alternative option. All you need to do is right[sic] a code that will remove the restrictions. Can be done in couple of days of programming."
...I think there's something you're missing, and I think you're missing it because you're only using the 18-55. When you pop on one of the primes (remember those lenses that you cite as the only reason you're sticking with Fuji?), you've now got a marked aperture ring. That means at one end, there's an A, and then of course all the major stops down to fully open. So to add your envisioned alternative option, the user would have to first Move The Aperture Ring To A, and then be able to adjust the aperture via a tiny unmarked wheel on the body. Sure, if the lens were always in A, then it would be a 1-step process, but if not, then the wheel would do nothing until you first rotated the ap ring... and at that point, why did they put a marked aperture ring on it? Same goes for shutter speed. You've got to move a dial to A, and then ... rotate a wheel?
So it goes back to Fuji's whole design ethos. You're not really on board with that design ethos, which is totally ok, but the more you fight and question the ethos, the less happy you're going to be. You want Fuji jpgs and Fuji glass choices on a Sony a6000. That doesn't exist today. Nobody here cares what you like, they're all just happy to converse and view pictures. It's not personal. But they do know a mismatch when they hear it.
And apparently I'm not the only one complaining about this: Aperture ring on lenses: Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review