Just to mix things up...here's a gear diss that I think should NOT die: No user-replaceable rechargeable battery. C'mon, I don't want to a) throw something away when the battery can't hold a charge, or b) send it back to the company, and wait for the to and from transit time.
Like the Fishman Triple Play? Or even their backplate battery for the Strat Fluence pickups.
I agree, annoying.