Great straw man argument.
Did you see the video of the iPhone 4S owners, handed an iPhone 4S, told that it was an iPhone 5, and every single one of them couldn't get over how much bigger and high definition it was compared to their existing phone?
So while the hypothetical "general consumer" comes up often, that can mean whatever you like for any results you choose, in my opinion.
None of which addressed my point - that multiple X models, masquerading as one a la carte model, is the height of folly.
And Samsung started it while another maker didn't get a fair shake.