NSS Re: Flip and try again
Until USB, it was pretty easy to work out which way round to try plugging it in, so you didn't have to keep flipping it and retrying.
"Reversible USB" is creating a workaround for the problem as is, instead of fixing the problem. Make the plug feel asymmetric in the hand, and make the socket look more visually asymmetric. Why, back in the day we used to connect our computers using a chisel to carve out lettering on stone, worked alright for generations, don't see why everyone suddenly wants to change it! (wait, er, . . . )