Re: Which has more stupidity?
" because within a few years you won't find any gear without it anymore"
Probably not true for low-level devices like toasters and kettles.
Likely true for high end devices like fridges and washers.
Still, companies will respond to pushback because if enough people say no they will be seen as a market opportunity.
Here in NZ, almost all the banks started pushing the NFC payment pay-wave stuff. For a while you could not get a non-NFC credit card. Then people started switching banks and pretty soon it became an option.
That's how the free market works.... enough people demand the old manual kettle and it will keep being available.