Facilitating laziness is a selling point. Why do you think everything is plug n' play nowadays? Back when I was a kid, you had to select the proper IRQ and DMA channels when you were installing a video game. You also had to know what kind of sound card you had because you had to pick it out on a menu so the game knew the right MIDI instrumentation to use. If the game was especially large, you needed to specially format a floppy disk as a "boot disk" - basically to manually do what modern OSes do with virtual memory/page files.
You think I miss those days? Hell no, because convenience is king!