The problem is we have all these shiny new hammers are are desperately looking for nails. I have a $10 wifi-enabled arduino coming tomorrow. Its so cheap, I feel I HAVE to wire up something with it. IM going to make a quick little solar powered temp and humidity sensor, which isn't terribly unique on its own. What makes it compelling is how much functionality I can get for such a tiny price. Hell, it can run a 5 person minecraft server. If it fries up in the sun, who cares, we can build version 2.0 for next to nothing. We are at the point where we can wire up almost anything to the internet for super cheap. I agree that the IoT hype is stupid, but we will find some killer uses for having cheap sensors and connectivity everywhere.