I think we're talking about two different things. One is the Uverse demonstrations they put on as an advertising thing, and you have no choice but to sit there with multiple small screen views until they're done. The other is actually having Uverse, and then apparently you can select which of the views you want to watch. The first is just annoying, the second would be a little less so, although I wouldn't want to have to sit there with my remote in my hand playing director.
"Nellie Fox, that little son of a gun, was always on base and was a great hit-and-run man. He sprayed hits all over."
Yogi Berra in the New York Sunday News (July 12, 1970)