Holy throw back! I ran manual granny shift with bash long before 1X narrow/wide. The bash would help keep the chain on, but It would often drop to granny at a really bad time.
So, current 1X systems are dialed. Yet it's a massive heavy cassette. Ultra long mech that might survive three months. A clutch system that cripples your flow (ask Gwin 2015), and a crazy chain line that absolutely guaranties you keep buying more shit more often. Like Apple.
It's a huge compromise, and I don't care, manual shift is dead bro :)