Yea HP has made a gigantic mistake here. They included all these great Synaptics touchpad gestures such as chiral motion scrolling, taught everyone how to use them with great demos and practice areas, and then completely up and abandoned everyone by not including these gestures at all on their new models. Losing chiral motion scrolling (the best method of touchpad scrolling ever invented by far) is like having your left thumb cut off.
HP, please bring back the gestures you've always supported. I'm literally trying to find other manufacturers right now that support chiral because it's that important. I've heard Lenovo does and am hoping to confirm that shortly.
I feel your pain! A response from HP here would be appreciated.