If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything. If you find a thread boring or pedantic, don't participate. In particular, don't troll the thread off topic. Lets knock off the attitudes, okay?
Personally, I don't think technology mitigates intent, and I think intent is what photography is all about. I have shot still, motion picture, analog video, and digital video, professionally for many years. Never have I come close to confusing all these things. The idea of substituting any one for all or some really doest work in practice. Why? Dividing effort dilutes intent, and the more divided the effort, the more the dilution. In certain very specific circumstances, it can work, but those are discrete events and efforts, and are the exception, in my opinion.