Yes I know, and I was saying that just because he can in the video, doesn't mean everyone can or will, that's the point I was trying to make.
Having to detach joycons to make it fit in the pocket just defeats the argument of having the whole device apparently fit entirely into your pocket in the first place.
See I'm not the one making a complex argument of why the Deck has to fit in your pocket or it's in dead water here, you guys in this very thread are bringing up the pocket argument and defending the Switch "semi" being able to fit into "some" people's pockets, and that Deck somehow has to do that or you may as well own a desktop PC, which already sounds like a dumb argument to begin with.
Both devices support their own respective carry cases, both will support mini bags to carry them within said carry cases, that is after all why they exist, to serve that purpose. If they were never at all needed, then why do they exist if they can perfectly fit into everyone's pocket?.
It's not rational at all when we know for a fact that most people use the carrying cases and even say so in this very thread. The fact that Nintendo is selling all forms of carry cases proves merit to this and makes the idea that "it's pocket or die" to being completely irrational and stupid to one's intellect.
No, the deck doesn't have to fit into your pocket of all places. it has a carry case, people don't shove laptops into their pockets, let alone tablets big and small, they put them into handbags, carry cases, satchel bags, backpacks.
It's not diminishing it's appeal in such a large way as the few of you here are making it out to be, and making it one of the biggest reasons to not bother with it just comes off as really, really dumb.
I think you are focusing on the wrong part when it comes to the "portability" argument. I do own a Switch, and I also do own a carry case for it. If I'm going to work or on an overnight trip, yes, I stick the Switch into the carry case so I can leave it in the car until lunchbreak or wherever in the place I'm staying overnight is. But, if I'm going out to dinner, to a movie, or anywhere else that I don't want to be lugging an additional piece of baggage around, I'm going to stick the Switch in one of my pockets. In cold weather, it's super convenient to just slide into the inside pocket of a jacket joycons and all. But, I have on occassion carried the Switch in pants pockets (yes deep pockets) without issue. And the point about removing the joycons making it even easier to carry in a pants pocket is just to show that the Switch has that added option to be more portable when necessary. The Steamdeck doesn't have that same grab and go allure. It's looking more like something that needs to be packed and lugged around.
Personally, I'm on the fence about getting one. It would be interesting to be able to access my PC library away from home. But, I'm not going to pretend that it has the same take with me anywhere potential that the Switch does. Hopefully, one day they'll be in a Best Buy kiosk or something where you can hold one in your hands and determine if the form factor and button layout is for you without having to take someone else's word for it and commit to buying one first.