Want is completely subjective. People frequently do not know what they want. Your argument is essentially that people are stupid... ?
2) "I don't want some idiot behind the wheel falling asleep or into a trance"
I think people falling asleep behind the wheel is more about highway hypnosis/poor sleep/alcoholism, than the lack of sound. Also, how is the lack of sound supposed to induce a trance?
3) "you can use them as a coffin when they get into an accident with a real car
Sure, they make great coffins, if you're stupid enough to believe that most, or even all EV's are anything like a Smart car.
Your arguments are worthless, and you should be moderated down.
All of the 440 Volt (CHAdeMO) charging stations I visit in Kansas City, are 100% free, and I typically DO NOT shop at those location while charging (mostly because it only takes 15 minutes).
Further, people are obviously uninformed or misled on how EV's are, in the most important ways, superior automobiles for the daily use:
1) ZERO MAINTENANCE (except for breaks & tires, wipers/fluid)
2) Vastly fewer points of failure - NO: fuel pumps, alternators, starters, automatic transmission(unless you count a 1 speed transmission), main seals, mufflers, fuel injectors, heater cores, etc., etc...
3) Electricity is far cheaper than any gas any where every day.
4) Used EV's are SUPER CHEAP right now - http://goo.gl/ZAJV81
5) EV's are super quiet, peaceful, meditative.
Sure, Node.js and Java are competing in the same space; the bigger question is how? The answer to that question is Single Page Applications, or SPA. Single Page Applications are becoming very popular with new developers (I believe) because they just make better sense. For FAR too long, Java EE architects have done their very best to mitigate the separation of Client & Server. Take JSF, for Example: the entire JSF UI development experience almost lets you forget that the UI and the server context are in the same memory space. But reality frequently comes crashing down the moment you step off of the beaten path.
Enter the SPA! Angular, Backbone, etc. all rely on RESTful API's, and DO NOT CARE if it is Node.js, Java,
My general assertion: Node.js will continue to gain popularity and displace many competitors. Java will going to continue to dominate the enterprise market for years to come, especially with the support of specialized frameworks and utilities like Spring, Maven, Hudson, and Junit. (honorable mention for gradle)