I agree with you in that I have zero desire for these gadgets myself (and my house is otherwise quite connected with internet connected security, thermostat, lights, etc.) but I don’t feel quite so strongly as you do. If others find utility in them, good for them - but I won’t be super sympathetic when they do get hacked and inconvenience them or worse.
I’d love a fully joined-up hardware and software integration platform but it isn’t going to come from Google or Amazon and I’d prefer it isn’t voice-controlled because my experience is that those interfaces are garbage with any kind of accents beyond mid-western or Californian. I lost trust in Google years ago for anything beyond a search engine (and even then I’m not logged in). Amazon is a great and useful retailer, but being that they will have an insatiable desire for marketing information.
I’m not buying any listening device with a cheap, shitty mono speaker in it nor am I using Siri - but if you do find them useful, then good luck to you. Hopefully these early platforms will lead to something that is more useful to people like me and Cory.