It sounds like the reason it is lit up is to drive the display. Kind of like the little Apple logo, if the display is on you can tell, and that should be indication of the device being used. Though, how long until someone releases a “display off video recorder” app? Hours, days after broad release maybe.
You never felt burnt out in the past? Good lord man, you must be made of steel. Everyone feels burnt out sometimes. I feel burnt out today, but maybe I won’t tomorrow. Why you gotta be so fuckin’ critical man?