Yeah, I was kinda worried about manual control, too, but in the rare (not unheard of) event I'm having problems, it's not clear to me whether it's on Z-Wave side or just something with the device itself. There's no hope for v1/v2 here, but my hope is that v3 supports OTA updates (please be a 700-series requirement... ) and they might add it some day. I've thought about adding a secondary "remote"-type controller or seeing of Association could work here, but Picos with Hubitat are almost as good for me (safe to say the hub has never been a problem, except that one time when my power was out for a couple days).
Even more shocking, there is a button on the USB port/button thingie that takes the place of the tilt rod. I have no idea what it did originally, but I read that with the beta units, their testers requested that it be changed to do include/exclude for Z-Wave. I can understand why someone might want that for testing (testing the pairing process, of course), but if you want that more than you want manual control or whatever else this did before by the time you get to production, then you have a bad product or a bad hub, and I don't want either of those.