I prefer a CVT if it works good, that being said, I just recently bought a 2021 Forester and find the following. When coming to a stop it will lock the torque converter and it gives a little jerk or whatever you want to call it. You can get the same action when at 40 or anywhere below when you let off or press on the gas pedal, instead of being smooth, it will give you that little jerk or whatever you want to call it. It happens in parking lots too and it can happen multiple times while driving through the parking lot or at lower speeds on back roads or neighborhoods and I hate it.
The car I traded for this one had a CVT and it did not do this so this is really noticeable to me. Subaru has had the CVT in the Forester a lot longer, since 2014 according to what I see and I don't know if the design does not allow for improving that or if it is beyond Subaru's ability or they just don't want to bother but it would be so much nicer if they could improve that. I am not sure if other people just don't notice it or it just does not bother them or if mine is worse than theirs or what but it makes me very unhappy and takes away from the ownership experience.