Thankfully, the pages currently showing up in the top results at Google for laminating machines are actual product pages and not some crazy fake "content" articles written for SEO purposes only.
So in other words there was an expectation in the back of your mind something may
come up? An article that doesn't ad any value to the visitor? But still shows in the SERP?
That article brings in the traffic and if you have a good way of diverting the visitor by adding a notice or displaying your product, in this case a laminating machine then that's mission accomplished in my book Jill
Even though the page has instructions how to insert the laminate and at what angle and so on...If it's informative how trivial it may be and it ads in having content that shows up for specific keywords in the SERPs then writing articles is a good option for a newly born website.
Having descriptive products descriptions is not an edge you can use when you have pages that are out there for years with the same type of products and which has product descriptions just as descriptive as yours.
A blog dumb for SEO? I have to strongly disagree, what if someone picks up a published blog entry and it catches on?
Having feedback from the visitors who comment and create backlinks to your blog and website because they start to feel connected?
For a large part i have to respectfully disagree with the points you have made in your article.
If the overall message was not to create automated jibberish content then i agree.
If the message was not to create content that is trivial allthough it has a good chance in appearing in the SERPs i have to disagree respectfully.
Not being in the SERPs is not to be regarded as being in a better position when you are.