Oh, don't get me wrong. Love the concept of casting. And it's natural extension will be added to Google TV. It makes for a killer TV service. I can't wait. And I think Chromecast is a brilliant move that triggers people's impulse habits and gets Google on your TV without a second thought. I'm all for that. But Chromecast in its current state is a bit of a half effort. To expect people to have their smart device, TV remote for traditional TV, and a laptop handy (because let's face it, the most compelling aspect of Chromecast is tab casting), that's a bit much. Casting should already be baked in to Chrome for Android. It should already be baked into Drive (right? Am I crazy for thinking that? Presentations on the go?)
My response was directed more in agreement with +Christopher Parker
in terms of interface. I like having a remote. I press the guide button on my TV and because Google is tracking my likes and dislikes, it knows what shows I want to watch. And you're right, I do have my smart device with me. But that doesn't mean I'm looking forward to popping out my laptop to tab cast Hulu. Probably will have to do that in the meantime until the figure a work around for Chrome for Android.