gcarey3 wrote:But I think it's probably wrong to assume that people always want to go somewhere the fastest or "most often used" way or that Waze knows all the variables that come into play when choosing a route. There should be a way to choose which way you go somehow and still get the excellent reporting capabilities that Waze has.
Waze's model and current focus remains on the commuting market: to work and home and some stops in between. It is unlikely, for the vast majority of drivers, that many people want to take the scenic or slower route to work.
As Waze matures and has that functionality nailed, they will (likely) expand into other areas of focus, like longer-distance routing, which then has a whole new set of possible and necessary features. One of those is selecting non-optimal routing. It will just not be any time soon.