Daft Punk: "computers are not really music instruments"

Quoted from Billboard's interview with Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk:

"I think it’s mostly the tools; I think they might be missing the tools. The problem with the way to make music today, these are turnkey systems; they come with preset banks and sounds. They’re not inviting you to challenge the systems themselves, or giving you the ability to showcase your personality, individuality. They’re making it as if it’s somehow easier to make the same music you hear on the radio... We really felt that the computers are not really music instruments, and we were not able to express ourselves using a laptop. We tried, but were not successful."

Considering all of the amazing music that's been created using a laptop over the past few years I don't think I'm with Thomas on this one.