I would like devices that plugged into platforms and just worked.
All of the talk of software as a service or infrastructure as a utility is just hogwash unless I can do that. The truth of the matter is that, at many levels, software is not sufficiently standardized to be offered as a service. Further, infrastructure is optimized as a stack around a presumed application model. There is currently a war going on around what will be the application model of choice that extends all the way down to devices.
You cannot just plug devices into networks anymore. This is a step backward.