What would you do with Aperture and Shutter Priority with a camera that has a such a tiny sensor? Here are a few facts:
1. Unlike DSLRs, where shallow DOF is an option, small-sensor cameras usually have huge depth-of-field that you can't get rid of even if you want to. The only exception being macro shots, or tele closeups.
2. Unlike DSLRs, where you have to stop-down 3 or 4 stops to get the best performance, small-sensor cameras usually peak at their wide-open aperture or very close to it. Blame diffraction for it, but that is how things are.
3. Unlike DSLR lenses, where there's usually a range of at least 5 apertures, many (if not most) small-sensor cameras only have a wide-open aperture and a stopped-down one. This doesn't leave you much control to begin with, so even if you give up on DOF control, you should understand panning-control is mostly out too.
In short, A and S (or AV and TV) don't have such an important place on a small-sensor camera like they do on a DSLR or a film camera. IMHO, they shouldn't be a deal-breaker, but that's mostly up to you to decide.