Re: Updating Standards
To follow your argument to its logical conclusion: there is no need for standards of any kind. So no standard petrol caps: you can fill up at say either Shell or BP but not both, or maybe only Ford.
Or, for phones: no need for GSM/UMTS/LTE, let's go back to CDMA, iDEN, etc.
Saying that regulation is late is not an argument against it.
I'm not convinced that micro-USB is mechanically the best connection, but the voluntary agreement by phone manufacturers within the EU can be considered a success.