Considering that Blender is only involved in the technical side of things and making the actual graphics I am inclined to say that most of your rant is irrelevant. The point of this is to show that Blender is capable of creating graphics at a suitable level. If you had a hollywood creative team working with a group of Blender artists you could still get all the other elements. Blender itself has absolutely nothing to do with directing or acting.
ffmpeg was used for the transcoding of the movie, if I remember a blog post from them correctly.
If you start adding lots of functionality you would have to get some serious security, otherwise you might find that people start controlling your hand, or giving you bursts of pain.