We all find some items pretty useless so I want to get a discussion going. Btw, give a reason why. In my opinion, music disks and jukeboxes are pretty useless, if you want to hear music, just go on YouTube.
I think most of the stuff is usefull. Everything got their own job. You just have to figure out a good way to use it
Just to join the charcoal discussion. If you burn six logs with four wooden planks you will get six charcoal. With these charcoals you can burn 48 logs and get 48 new charcoals. Easy way instead of searching in caves and you really need coal right now.
Neither of you put much logical thought into this. Charcoal is a product of smelting logs in a furnace. Coal is a product of mining.
Simply put, coal is a non-renewable resource. There's only so much of it in a Minecraft world. Granted, if you were to count every single Coal Ore from sky to bedrock from z=-32,000,000 to x=32,000,000, there would be millions of coal ore. That's fine and dandy. Trees, however, are literally an infinite source, because you can plant a sapling, let it grow, chop it down, and plant more trees.
Trees yield an unlimited amount of charcoal whereas coal is finite. That being said, Coal has one extra use over Charcoal: coal blocks.
There is no single useless item. All items and blocks have a purpose, function or use. Ferns (another item mistakenly claimed to be useless) are quite decorative. Foliage in general shouldn't be considered useless, as it makes the terrain more interesting and less boring while also providing decoration for houses, walkways, etc.
Jukeboxes and music discs are also not useless. Music discs are collectible, for one, seeing as how only two of them are obtainable through easy means. 13 and Cat can be found in Dungeon chests, whereas the rest may only be obtained at random by having a Skeleton kill a Creeper. This is considerably more dangerous and difficult to do than finding a Dungeon with a 13 or Cat disc in a chest. Jukeboxes are like record players. In fact, that's exactly what they are. They're decoration items, and can turn a drab diner into a snazzy 70's hangout. Ergo, not useless.
The hoe is just as useless as a shovel. You can't till a field with your hands, now can you? Though to be honest, it is kind of stupid that there are so many types of hoe. One stone hoe can last a really, really long time. Iron is probably the highest anyone ever goes. Diamond is too valuable and rare to be wasted on a hoe.
Rotten flesh is also not useless. It can be used as a last-minute risk vs. reward attempt at saving your own life. Chow on some rotten flesh if you're starving, and you might get lucky and not poison yourself. It's also fun for filling chests in haunted houses to act as rotted meat left in an unpowered refrigerator or in a not so cold anymore ice box.
Cauldrons are also decorative. Highly, I might add. They can act as sinks, bathtubs, toilets, platforms, storage, wells... They're far from useless.
Glass panes are also not useless. They're highly decorative, and fill in where glass blocks fail. Glass blocks can be quite ugly in a modern build or in a situation where an actual windowsill would be desirable.
There, I've covered every supposed useless item so far. I feel confident enough that I can negate any other claims to uselessness, as well. BRING IT. >:3 lol
I'm not going to say it's useless, but the most annoying item for me is the spider eyes. Always hogging an inventory slot and too rare to just throw away. They are also pretty nasty both in looks and in what they are. I mean seriously, who would automatically collect spider eyes laying on the ground, it's not nice at all.