You need the right paddle. Just pull on it a few times once you're in drive, a few quick clicks and I-pedal will come on. It's annoying that it doesn't save where you left it.
Yes, me too. One long pull on the left-hand paddle and I'm there in i-pedal every trip.I use I-paddle all the time. It's great. I would ask it to be on again when I start up. Standard.