I actually like it off the floor. When it was on the floor it always got pretty dirty and was hard to clean. I think they could just drop the whole locking gas door completely. My last few cars were Fords, which don't lock, and it was a non-issue. Glad they now have a no-cap fuel system though like Ford, I like that a lot.I don't like the location of the fuel release either... since they want to use a cable instead of electric release, at least put it along the sill trim, where it would be easier to reach.
Same thing happened to me the second time I filled up. I pretended to be checking something under the hood. I also forget about the capless filler and reach for the fuel cap every single time.It happened to me once so far and there I am at the pump with my hood popped...I'm sure no one really noticed but it made me feel like such a girl. Glad it isn't just me!