This is the "stealth" aura/effect I absolutely love!I know what you are saying. And I think ive narrowed it down to the impact of the brain on the aural aspect. The part of the brain that gets stimulated when it hears exhaust notes, engine revs, supercharger whine...feels gear shifts, etc. That wonderful "drama".
All of that is gone, and there are MANY times where I miss it. Its like there are times when the brain was wanting to experience that, so the car kinda obliged/"asked" for it.
Not so much with a silent EV. Not as much brain satisfaction during the acceleration aspect as a when in a powerful ICE car. I always describe it as powerful, but drama free, acceleration in a TEsla.
Miss the ICE aural stimulations sometimes.
But..im still not going back. lol