I used to be pretty indifferent about technology in the classroom, because I didn't believe it was a necessary expense, and definitely felt like too much money was wasted on it in public schools. However, my second year of teaching, I was given a classroom PowerPoint projector.
I used it all the time.
Then, I taught at a private school where we had almost no technology in our classrooms, and I found myself seriously missing my projector. I had revolved entire lessons around it, and come up with ways to make my class more interactive. I could teach and walk around and help students without being bound to writing on a white board.
I definitely think that many schools put too much emphasis on technology, and much of it is used simply for the sake of being progressive. I do not believe all teachers utilize technology in the best ways within the classroom. That said, when it is used well, it has done nothing but enhance my teaching in the classroom.