1) Well, it supports HDR broadcast standard developed jointly between the BBC and Japanese national broadcaster NHK. I'm guessing that's an alternative to Dolby Vision
2) Yes, but some will require the new, very expensive V90 cards
3) Future proofing, downgrading to resolution suitable for cinemas (most likely indie rather than Hollywood fare), the ability to punch in or reframe in post
I use Astropad extensively when editing photos, because you can mask, shade and select with great accuracy. It's my poor man's Cintiq, but it's bloody brilliant. I haven't used it for video editing yet because I don't need to do masking or any fine-grained control, so keyboard shortcuts are sufficient.
(As an aside, I did get Pro Cut X after reading about it on NFS. It's dreadful)
Apple use to innovate, now they just copy everyone else's ideas
Walkie Talkie Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7UvbwCjXUk
When you say, "To put it simply, we still know CGI when we see it," I suspect we don't. CGI is so pervasive, even in dramas like Fincher's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or TV's Boardwalk Empire, that the only way you know it's there is by watching the extra features that come with the blu rays.
I think you fail to grasp the concept of 21st Century. Are we supposed to take your rant seriously? Nah. F**k no.