I, for one, would be happy to pay a premium to my camera manufacturer to remove any video option. That is right, I would be willing to pay more to get less. Because less is more.
Convergence follows the precept less is more
because common elements are used to provide more functionality -- both still and video on the same sensor, on the same battery, in the same case, ...
Less chance of confusion with a more explicit slogan -- Less, but better
More chance of understanding within an explicit context -- Flexibility-Usability tradeoff
Within that context, we can understand kencameron's comment on the opportunity to explore different features
as he loses interest in some things and become interested in others."When an audience can clearly anticipate its needs, more specialized designs that target those needs will be favored. When an audience cannot clearly define its future needs, more flexible designs that enable people to address future contingencies will be favored."
Two years ago with my new camera, I only used jpg functionlity; now I only use raw. How I use the camera has changed, and the camera has accomodated that changing usage.