yeah, I agree, I'd rather have faders and keyboards, but she's a vocalistic performer and her backing tracks are so labour intensive that she probably likes the freshness and freedom of gestures. I'm not likely to be into the gloves, but I do believe that they probably are making some of the parts or firmware open source. She likes collaborations and is heavily involved in mass collaboration types of stuff. But you could be right though.
I would love to see a full documentary of how she makes her normal, non-gesture tracks though.
She's supposed to be going on a world tour later this year.