I don't see the point of this thread/article.
"A must read"? "The fifth dimension of magic"?
I know with some of you I am preaching to the choir but there will be those who praise me for this article and others who crucify me for this article. But to clarify things, I am writing to get the ball rolling, to get outside the box and inject magic with some steroids. However this article comes off to you it is my intention to encourage and advance the art of magic.
Man, you're giving yourself way too much credit.
You really think that you're the first one who thought about the art being stuck? You're trying to encourage the creativity with what, rambling about the things that you don't like or/and are wrong? All I could see in your post is negativity.
If you really feel how you wrote you feel, do something about it. More specifically, do something about it other than crying about how everything is wrong and stuck in place.
You're talking about forcing a mysterious new category of effects into magic, then as an example you name an effect that fits into a few of those categories. You're making no sense.
What you're forgetting is the fact that the spectators don't systemize the effects they've seen or heard about. I can perform a sandwich effect followed with a card to pocket effect and I can asssure you that they won't say: "man, this trick is essentially the same thing as the last one, except that the card ended up in your shoe, you're sooo stuck in the same category".
Perhaps pulling out a genuine Mac and installing Windows 8 on it with the snap of the fingers would be original enough for you? Which category would that fall into? None? Did I just revolutionized the art?
The purpose of magic is entertainment and amazement. Professionals practice a lifetime and they still can't master even half of the sleights that are used in magic (I'm not talking only about card magic).
Sorry if I sound too harsh, but I believe that you're just a hipster magician.
Either do something about the art if you don't like it the way it is or don't, but threads like this won't make any differece. Just recently a video game analogy was used on this very forums to describe essentially the same thing (atlhough the reasoning was different), so even this annoying cries about boring ol' magic are all the same.
So, what I would suggest to you or anyone else that feels similar and can't think of a way to revolutionize the art: work on being a better performer; Keep entertaining and amazing your audiences.
There's not much else you can do, except annoy the forums.