They make it sound like working remotely is hard
It isn't really. If I need to work from home, I do. I either take the (much improved, since employer) Dell From Hell home with me or I simply fire up the MacBook and get on with it. If the point of working from home isn't to avoid people, I even divert the desk phone to my mobile. No need for anything from Vodafone or office space from Regis.
Oddly, us Brits have some strange attitudes to working remotely. If I roll out of bed and dial into a meeting here, it would at least be frowned upon. When I work at our head office in the US, it's considered normal (which is good, because I'm not a morning person).