I am very sure that fruit bowls were just props for videos, no one is saying that they enhance the flavor or anything. There are many individuals who are recognized because they can craft hookah heads made out of fruit right in front of you, plop it on the hookah, and you can actually smoke out of it. Also a prop, but still pretty cool nonetheless, it's like Benihana but with narghiles.
Everyone has a different way to pack, and different experiences with different things. I may say I hate MZ's, but I know there is a select few that I actually do enjoy smoking from. I still tell people not to buy them though.
OK, and i'm not saying you are a jerk here, but I think you have spent a little too much time over "there".