I blame Apple and the iPhone
Ok... not specifically but in a moment of empathy for stupid users, whom most of us look down on from a great height, we grownups have lived through the growth of the internet and the release of the iPhone.
This was when someone told us that our stupid phones would suddenly be pocket computers that did everything a looked sexy... and it was mostly true.
Now everyone believes anything about tech because the iphone happened.
Users are stupid but they are just following the marketing and buy this stuff.