You should not have to use a screwdriver to expand your storage in your console.
You should not have to use a screwdriver to put your console on the side either.
I do like Microsoft's method of expansion better, even if it is quite pricey for the time being. It's pretty cool that you can just pop in a card and have it work, allows easy switching between SSD's if you buy more than 1 expansion card. You should be able to transfer games between 2 different consoles in 2 different rooms quite easily, say if you have a Series X in your living room and a Series S in your bedroom or something.
The only downside is the high price, which competition between Seagate and other SSD manufacturers should solve over time, especially if some of the cheaper SSD manufacturers decide to make them.