Really? I learned a lot of things in "driver's ed" lo those many years ago, and I maintain that some of those rules were made to drive the hard to drive cars back then, but things change. I don't have to signal with my hand, at least. My current steering wheel is round, but I often use only one hand to drive or one hand to turn simply because I know it's safe and easy, especially with the great power steering we have now. I can't see how an almost round steering wheel is worse than a round steering wheel. In minutes your brain should adapt to the new shape, just like my brain had to adapt to the smaller diameter steering wheel on my brother's Peugeot, which was also flat on the bottom. At 6'4", it made it easier to slide my knees under it.They still, in 2021, teach you to keep both hands on the wheel while making a turn. Palming the wheel is still unsafe.
Please stop making excuses for this ridiculous design choice. It’s a clear case of a man-child opting for form over function.