That's kind of you to say, but for me I waited until there were very few compromises to make. I wasn't willing to buy a car with 80 miles of range or 125 miles of range, because I didn't want to have any range anxiety in a typical month.Vertiformed, I actually think what you and others here have done, or are doing is great. You and most of the gang here made the jump at a time when I was unable to justify it.
The things you're suggesting might be great and certainly have advantages, but they also have some heavy costs too. I've sometimes said that the American philosophy is “If some is good, more is better”, so perhaps we will indeed see cars with ponderously large batteries whose vast capacity is almost never needed by their drivers.I see battery size and charging infrastructure as being part of the same puzzle when considering how the EV experience can be improved. If one of the goals is to decrease the amount of time needed to charge, larger batteries can offer a means of achieving that. Consider an EV with a 60kWh battery and compare it to the same EV type having a 100kWh battery. Adding 190 miles of range, or an 80% SOC in the 60kWh battery would be equivalent to reaching a 48% SOC in the 100kWh battery, which would also equal a decrease in charging time needed. A larger battery gets you closer to that 15 minute pitstop window. If the driver can afford to wait longer at each recharge point, the bigger battery also offers the driver more options as to where he/she might want to stop, and adds another level of security by making alternate charging destinations reachable in the event a charge point was unavailable for what ever reason. But these are interesting times, and I am happy to learn from the experience of those in the lead.
Frankly, I'm not sure if a huge battery is more useful to me than a huge trunk I almost never need, or a third row of seats I'd use a couple of times a year, or integrated refrigerator so I'll always be able to grab a cold drink.
That said, if significant advances in battery tech mean that by the time I'm next in the market for an EV, battery sizes have gone up with few compromises and little price premium, I'm not going to turn it down. I just didn't need to wait for that. I get to have fun driving an electric car now.