Creative inflation

Watching Robert Scoble on Seesmic, describing his ideal studio I pondered a number of things:

Is it inevitable that dealing with moving pictures draws people into wanting more complex set-ups or is that just due to TV grammar as we know it?

Do boys have to play with toys and will the apparent demands for more complex technology always draw them into more rather than less kit?

Will I ever understand the desire for video on the web? Maybe it's having worked in TV and radio for so many years but give me text and hyperlinks any day.