I think the hybrids play an important role in helping to transition the typical American consumer away from an all-gas car. I really like my hybrid and it's "primed" us to go all-electric.
Still, I'm trying to convince my parents and mother-in-law that their next cars should just be all electric, skipping the hybrid. They are all retired, so they don't have daily commutes. Moreover, they don't ever take long road trips and nearly all their driving is in-town (not even freeway driving). We'll see what happens.