>hey anon why don't you buy this new obviously overpriced product
>nah I'm cool with paying less for a product that does the same for me
>LMAO WHY SO POOR
Seriously when did /g/ became shill central? I mean nobody in their right mind will pay more for something just to show they can, right?
What you have a problem with is that you're poor, OP.
No but seriously, you're right but the reality is that emotional arguments (like attacks on the ego, such as 'poor' (there's nothing intrinsically wrong with being poor)) have a greater effect than rational ones.
I still don't own a smartphone because I don't have any use for a shitty portable computer. I have a phone that does phone things and a computer that does computer things. I don't need to check Facebook while taking a shit.
Linus mentioned on a recent wan show that their personality-driven videos (moving vlog in particular) have been performing better than their typical product reviews so maybe they're trying to capitalize on that.