It's relevant to know that there is a statistical trend in the answer to this frequently asked (but good) question.
People that don't have go-to:
Tend to say they don't need or want it
Tend to have dobs where go-to was not readily available when they purchased their scope
Tend to say they do not need or want a tracking scope because they can manually track at high powers (300x, 400x and higher).
People that have go-to:
Tend to say they would not be with-out it
For me, this was my first go-to scope and I will never again not have a go-to scope as my primary scope (for many reasons).
That post says it all...
I cut my teeth star hopping on a "less than entry-level" EQ mount in the 80's, that was not fun, was not educational, and was not sustainable (as a hobby). Ultimately that pain had me leave the hobby for more than a few decades.
After watching my first GOTO mount perform phantom slews in the living-room I was more than hooked, when it actually worked outside and easily nailed one object after another I was head over heels.
My take on this, I'm a middle aged old timer who learned all of the stars of the nights sky the hard way, I know where most of the messier objects are by pointing, and at one time I knew the RA and Dec setting for about half of them off of the top of my head.
With in the first week with my new GOTO mount I saw and learned more then the 3 years I spent star hopping and fighting setting circles.
I've done both, put me down 100% in the "GOTO, I would not be without it" camp.