Does this take some of the magic out of drones? After all they are only a length of tube with a reed on one end.
Personally,I dont think so. Does it take the magic out of any instrument(or anything else) if you describe it in its most basic form.Mount everest is just a big rock,a ferrari is just an engine on wheels,a Stradivarious is just a box with strings stretched across it and drones are as you described.
Maybe some musicians would disagree ,but all things being equal sound wise,there is more to a musical instrument than how it sounds.I think there must be something in the physiological make up of some humans that like to see what I would call evidence of craftsmanship, something that displays the higher functions of the human mind. This craftsmanship then stimulates the higher functions of the mind to the observer. So with musical instruments the aural and visual senses subconsciously combined adds up to something very pleasing.
Its something thats seems to be getting lost in the modern world ,alot of things are now made with no concern of how they look.