My next Christmas tree will not have pre-lit branches. What’s so difficult about untangling a few hundred Christmas tree lights, ( especially with the help of a couple of cats?) It is much simpler to locate and change a burned out bulb on the floor! Really, is it so much easier to set up the tree, when if one light goes out, an entire string doesn’t work, and you have to drive to Lowes to buy new lights in the middle of decorating anyhow?
(And one that fits back inside the box it came in when you bought it, but that may be an entirely different complaint…)