No, you're just trying to use a fringe case to favour your bias..
People buy stuff FOR the fringe cases.
The cooler that can keep stuff frozen for 48 hours is a fringe case.
The video card that can do 60 FPS on the latest game is the fringe case.
The stereo, laser printer, TV, and microwave are all tools used in small parameters but the fringe cases is what separates them from others of their kind.
Ask any tradesman that does anything physical or with their hands about tools and they'll say "buy once cry once" essentially saying "buy for the fringe case"
Insurance is fringe case all around.
Travel and getting the car prepared for a 400 mile non-stop drive from "empty" in 15 minutes on the way out of town is a fringe case.
You are completely delusional if you think the case of the average is what motivates people, and what makes a tool useful.
So no, you are not right. You are just to narrow minded to think about the non-asbergers point of view when you think of all the little numbers in your head.