I still wouldn't support the plane why they still use an automated system (MCAS) to cover up flaws in the design. The plane should be designed to fly aerodynamically in manual mode without assitance from the autopilot. It should ideally also be able to fly on the autopilot without assistance from the pilots, but that's the icing not the cake. MCAS also puts the plane in a more dangerous situation: it forces the plane to dive (yes, it's called the stall recovery, but it's still not something you should do all the time). The solution to this entire controversy is to make the engines smaller and bin the stupid MCAS system.
A person earlier mentioned that automated systems are used all the time to do mundane jobs such as help parking, but the key thing is that the automated system is helping the pilot avoid mistakes, whereas MCAS is essentially covering up a mistake made by Boeing despite the pilot doing the right thing.
It's like driving a car that has wheels that eventually drive at an angle, but the "automated steering wheel" turns back so that angle doesn't matter.
One thing you need to understand: MCAS is there for EMERGENCY. If it activates, things are already going very wrong. Boeing estimated that 737 pilot can fly throughout their carreer without seeing MCAS by-design activation, and that sounds about right - once every few tens thousands hours. Hardly "cannot fly without computer help"
And I (yes, that was me) compared that to VSA - vehicle stability assistance, which kicks in for overspeed turns on icy road. Not with parking assistance you would use on a daily basis, but just that - emergency system which careful driver never sees in action. OK, again - shit happens even with the best of us, I (not the best driver, sure) saw VSA kicked in once or twice within past decade.
It is implementation
of the system which is lacking for MAX.
Nobody really knows how good A planes behave in that situation - ok, nobody outside Airbus; because Airbus implemented proper envelope protection which (knock the wood!) is fairly reliable (that is, instead of rudimentary MCAS with false activation).
Bottom line: while undesired, MAX behavior is not a critical problem if handled with due attention.