I still don't understand the benefit of P mode

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I still don't understand the benefit of P mode

In A mode if you change the aperture, it changes the shutter speed (or ISO) to keep the same exposure. And in S mode if you change the shutter speed, it changes the aperture (or ISO) to keep the same exposure. So from a practical standpoint, I see P mode as being a hybrid between A and S, but it doesn't seem useful to me because I usually want to prioritize one or the other. What am I missing?

If I don't want to think about it, then I'm often ok with Intelligent Auto too. But I would like iAuto if I was able to choose things like focus area, WB, etc. I've read a few articles and posts that say P mode is like semi-automatic so that could be good. But say I'm in P mode and suddenly want a shallow depth of field. So I turn the dial to increase the aperture and decrease the shutter speed. How long will the aperture and shutter speed stay like that? Will they return to automatically changing?

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