Most nay sayers haven’t considered the fact that “selfie sticks” can be used in a variety of creative endeavors, not just taking a “selfie”. I used mine while hiking in Cinque Terre Italy to take photos way around cliff faces; places that are impossible to get to. Periscope, anyone?
Just because “selfie” is the name of the dominant activity doesn’t mean the device itself is to blame for peoples’ lack of imagination.
If you had one you might be able to see past your sense of righteousness.