"I mean that sort of thing doesn't fulfil any use case." My electrical panel is in the basement. I'm adding a home theater in a bonus room in the attic. Since it wasn't dedicated as a home theater when the house was built; the builder wired it the cheapest way possible. Every light on the floor is controlled with a single switch. Now I've got a choice between two options: pull a permit, rip out drywall on three floors, buy a couple hundred dollars worth of switches and electrical wire, go through the inspection process, repair my drywall holes, repaint walls on three floors, and walk to the stairs every time I need to turn on/off the lights. Or I can spend a few hundred bucks on connected lights and be done with that segment tonight and control everything from my seat. It may be a novelty for you but connected bulbs are looking like a perfect choice for me.