Even people who say why do residential connections need it, are not seeing the big picture. Its a 2 sided argument. First side is people are less patient to wait to have their uploads done. That is because of the other side of the argument, theres entities like fios around who are offering those speeds for CHEAPER prices.
If those 15/2 or 25/5 or whatever other speeds were offered for 29.99 a month, I don't think theres any issue and people won't complain. However find me people who pay that price for connections. We are paying 50% more for 100% less.