This is the only car I've owned with Navi that doesn't allow the map to point in direction of travel. I know the Navi screen on the dash shows direction of travel but I use the monitor map with high level of zoom in to see street names. Travel directions is important for me. Also moving the next turn box on the monitor from upper left, when direction of travel is north, would be very helpful to be able to scan traffic.
I prefer to have the choice to either point north or in direction of travel. But I don't think it's much of a problem to let the user choose. I'm also fine with the current version and consider the feature as nice to have.