"A lot of tech that falls into this category of "maybe too much work to use" seems to me to be designed for professionals, who use it often and find it saves time, but is sold to people who only need it occasionally. Examples from the kitchen: the food processor, the electric carving knife, the professional meat slicer. (Sadly, I must add my Champion juicer to the list. A bear to clean.) Software is another example. Not everything has to be automated."