Really thought I would hate the auto stop start but after a while have got used to it. With the price of fuel in the UK every improvement in fuel economy helps.
You get to anticipate when it will stop and you can then override it by releasing the brake pedal slightly if the need requires.
Only problem I find is that when you pull up and then engine cuts out I apply the hand brake and put the auto box into park but forget to turn off the ignition only to be reminded by a warning light when I open the door!
This is also due to the interaction with the keyless ignition which I dislike.