Technology for technology's sake doesn't make a great game. Cutting edge technology would add very little to an adventure game at this point. I mean, I loved ADGI's remake of King's Quest 2. Some minor issues aside, I think it sits well among the official entries in the series, but it's hardly pushing the envelope when it comes to technology.
As for the articles about his mother-in-law, I hadn't read them before. Having looked over them, I'm forced to ask "so what?" Unless I'm missing something, he discovered that non-gamers have difficulty figuring out how to play an adventure game, and managed to make Sam & Max: Season 2 more intuitive for them while not sacrificing gameplay. If this means the tutorial scene at the beginning involves Graham explaining how the inventory system works, I'll survive.