Yep, agree with dan....cruising the fields you have little need for reverse but if you do any trail riding it sure beats wrestling a 500 lb sled to turn it around or free it from obstructions.
Got stuck in a drift with my xlt because I couldn't turn sharp enough to avoid a sapling. Knee deep in snow trying to get the skis around the little tree was a 15 minute back breaking challenge. Would have taken 15 seconds and all the energy it takes to flip a lever if I had reverse.
Electric start is a hassle of it's own having to maintain the battery and all. Nice to have but all my sleds start with one or two pulls. That I can handle!
94 Polaris XLT - XTRA 10, Ski Skins, 3" riser
97 Polaris Ultra
96 Ski Doo Formula III 600 (sold)
97 Polaris XLT Limited - XTRA 12 (My Son's)
80 Kawasaki Intruder (sold)
72 Polaris 340 Colt SS (sold)