Maybe it's just a matter of perspective, but in some of these pix I see a clever use of free material that's just hanging around.
I'm not sure what purpose it serves to rag on some of those setups. Yeah some of them are pretty funny, but like the ipad stand... that could be some dude's project that he's going to sell as a "Handyman's stand" or something. It's obvious, like the comment, that the photo was taking in a lightbox.
Why the elitist approach?
Oh no! Some dude with beer cans all over his floor put rubber bands around his remotes. The beer cans all over the floor should tell you something, so why treat it like it's a big joke?
My Father-In-Law hates to throw away anything. While dating, they had a 19" Magnavox tv sitting on top of a barely working 19" console. I don't mean just a console tv...I mean a 6' long piece of furniture, complete with built-in speakers and a flip up top with a turntable, radio and 8-track!
He did keep some cool gear, including the 1st television they owned, a still working '50s RCA TV.