Besides the on-again, off-again Apple hate on Slashdot, there's the fact that most geeks don't want a watch at all. Like, not even a "geeky" watch, which is why Android Wear devices don't sell. It's why even when Samsung beat Apple to market on the watch, with a cheaper device, they still got their asses handed to them on sales. Apple won't reveal numbers of course but it's rumored they've sold 10-12 million Apple Watches, 2M on the first weekend alone
There's also the very odd fit between gadget prices and watch prices. Since the watch fell out of favor with geeks over the years and mostly became known as a fashion accessory (another thing the Slashdot crowd probably doesn't care about), people complained about the $350 starting price. In the watch community, however, $350 won't even buy you a very good watch. I mean yeah you can get a digital watch at Walmart for $10 but something that actually looks good? The sky is literally the limit. It's like sunglasses - you can get them for $5 at a gas station, or even free at promotional events, but there's entire chains of stores like Sunglass Hut that sell sunglasses that go for hundreds of dollars. Once you discover the world of Horology blogs (study of watches/timekeeping) like Hodinkee, the rabbit hole goes very deep. There's blogs just analyzing the watches shown in movies and TV shows. There's blogs that just focus on the watches shown in the James Bond movies.
And lest we forget the "no wireless. less space than a nomad. lame" story when the iPod was released. Go far enough back and you'll find stories decrying smart phones. Or tablets. Or any number of things we've decided are vital now.
That all said, it's not that opinions here aren't valid, but comments on stories like this are bound to be filled with quips that are going to look embarrassingly luddite in a few years. It's like looking back on when Steam was announced and everyone here said they would never play HL2 until it didn't require Steam. There's still people on here who avoid Steam but it's like finding someone who still thinks we didn't land on the moon.