Are electric bikes better than bikes?

OLD guy here. Really old (84).

Riding my bicycle was getting harder and harder on my metal knees and hips/

Bought an E bike for exercise - easier up the hills and into the wind for me. Ride with least assist and get max exercise, Hope to be able to take my 9.5 mile daily ride for another 5 Years.

When I used to commute by regular bike and also grocery runs, and recreational riding in my town, I knew the best routes to avoid steep hills, so I wouldn't get burned out. Now with the ebike that's a thing of the past. Now I explore more places, and hills don't bother me. The ebike (for me) is a game changer.