Reading this with pleasure. I left the industry a few years back after coming to the same general conclusion many have here. However, I still believe a national opportunity exists, but the idea must be based upon "less is more" - not "how can I sell more gear to this customer."
I owned a successful integration company here in San Francisco for over 16 years. If you'd like the story and my take on the future:https://www.casaintegration.com/
And here is an article I wrote a ways back, echoing many sentiments here.[Link: linkedin.com]