OMG. I just now, after years of using Waze, started poking around the app. And found that under "routes" (once you find it) you could see alternate routes laid out. WHAT a discovery! Today I'm going to do a wine country jaunt, okay? And the winery that I was aiming to start at is way up on Rt 128 in the middle of sleepy, scenic vineyard action. I asked Waze how to get there and it answered 1 hr and 37 minutes along Rt 101, a boring BORING highway and just blast up to Healdsburg and then cut over. Fine. But I had been planning on a far more scenic route.
Well, interestingly enough, Waze had that route as the 3rd listed choice. Hidden down in the menu. One I never knew it calculated and only just now uncovered in the previously mentioned "routes". Exactly the way I'd have chosen, up along the famous Rt 29 through the Napa Valley, past Calistoga and then the winding and beautiful drive along Rt 128 to the winery. And how long would this FAR more soul soothing trip take? 1 hr and 39 minutes! A whole 1.8% longer. Two freakin' minutes.
Waze needs another setting. Let's call it "Beautiful Drive" and assign it an equal worth to a 10% time penalty. I'd have that one active by default.