A 2008 Honda Accord has a longer trunk than a 2000 Accord, but the opening isn’t as wide on the 2008. Gain a little; lose a little. Must be something to do with aerodynamics.
A 2008 Accord also has some radio/CD controls that require a half-dozen pushes on a knob or switch, whereas the 2000 radio/cassette player required only a single turn of a knob. I wonder who made the decision to remove the simple knob in favor of something less efficient.
A Roland RD600 digital piano has more knobs and sliders than the Ensoniq KS32, which opted for a large number of buttons. You can take your pick as to which is easier. The main factor is probably personal preference . . . but the basic piano sounds are not as satisfactory as with the Ensoniq. Someone seems to have paid attention to the peripheral mechanics on the newer Roland, thinking the retro-cool knobs and sliders would sell more keyboards, while not paying enough attention to the core content — the on-board digital sounds.
Personal computers these days have such a plethora of features that it seems no single feature works as well as the all of the features did in Windows 3.1 or Windows 98. (Win 95 wasn’t quite as good.) The slowest computer I’ve ever had runs Windows XP. Windows 7 and Windows 8 are better in some respects, yet there are aspects of these newer machines that obviously received little thorough attention. I have an HP laptop that is clearly incompatible with one stock Windows auto-update feature. The functional loops are as maddening as they are amusing, when you stop to think about how this kind of thing really shouldn’t happen at this stage of computer evolution. And don’t get me started on touchpads. The mouse is necessary, but slower than the keyboard. The touchpad is inefficient at best, and with Windows 7 and 8, its functions seem even less refined.
Sometimes, added features create more problems than they solve.
In your contemporary church assembly, have added features enhanced things, or have they detracted and/or created more new problems than they were worth in terms of the gains? When those in charge have developed things, have they continued to pay attention to the core content?