Why the aversion to selfie sticks? I don't understand it. That's like having an opinion about tripods. A tool that holds your camera for you? Haha, pretty indulgent, you self-obsessed millenial!
Yeah it can look amusing, dorky, or annoying if you're generally annoyed by anything that doesn't fit your view of how people should behave when they're minding their own business. The criticism seems in line with using the iPad camera: hey, that looks kind of cumbersome and nerdy, so you should just never use it, ever. Got to LOOK COOL if you're taking a photo. ELEGANT photography solutions in my presence please; Leica or bust.