I love your piece as I drive my new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze (my excellent 2007 Malibu finally gave up the ghost) which tells me that there is traffic ahead and all I see is a big concrete bridge.
As a former magazine photographer (1975 until journalism and magazines died about five years ago) I alway used film cameras. I took two, and two exposure/flash meters. But I always knew that simplicity would win the day for me and it did. Now that I shoot digital and or scan my b+w negs (I still shoot film), slides and colour negatives I use a 13 year-old Photoshop. But one of my secrets but when I tell people they do not believe me, is a Corel Paint Shop Pro 9 and also a Corel XII. They are cheap and work very well. The relative simplicity of my mirrorless Fuji X-E1 as oposed to those big Nikon and Canon klunkers is a joy. When I visit my home city of Buenos Aires nobody notices the camera and I walk safely. There definitely is something to be sead about simplicity.
And I brag about my Dell Cathode-ray-tube monitor!