I drove a friends 2017 CR-V and the CVT was very nice. I drove a 2017 Altima and it was so unenjoyable to drive. The general consensus is Honda (and Toyota) do CVTs very well.Honda sorted that out so no longer a great concern. DI is hard on oil as well and most forums I am on have found more frequent oil changes to be beneficial.
CVT - I think years and years of Nissan and Subaru having horrendous CVTs have really soured people. I've been in a number of the Hondas with it and it is much better than the Subarus and Nissans I've been in. Additionally, the 1.5T paired with the CVT is a pretty good combination, the low torque keeps it from revving as high and moaning along.
Time will tell on the digital equipment. All manufacturers are doing this so we don't have much of a choice.