Yeah, this is pretty ridiculous alright.
Over the top, sure. Ridiculous even, if by ridiculous you mean something like laugh-able. But if you mean, unimportant, stupid, or pointless, I disagree. There is such a thing as serious
For example, I for one thought ialmisry's
photo response to your question above was pretty funny.... But it was also a serious answer to your question, and a good critique of your line of thinking.
What is not serious or important about the correct making, veneration, and understanding of icons? These things are not matters of indifference, but of great importance.