The power of the Internet allows you to look into hundred’s of normal hives with out ever coming close to one.
sorry, the above is not true.
there are all kinds of different reasons to keep bees, and i don't think that everyone _needs_ to do inspections. but, if you want to learn about bees, you gotta open the box. if you don't want to learn about bees (and just want to install a packages every year to keep your blueberries pollinated, more power to you, and i don't see any reason for you to be asking all the questions you are asking.
there are things you can learn by reading and looking at pictures and videos....but you will never "grock" bees (even on a basic level) without hands on experience....it's akin to being raised alone in a box and learning about "people" and "friendship" via the media.
...i'll also comment on something you said earlier. if you don't want to read (books, websites, etc), that is your deal....but it's a lot to expect everyone here to "answer" to your every thought and inquiry when you are not willing to put some time in educating yourself. certainly books have a "perspective", but methods for keeping bees are "systems", and often a practice or technique that works for someone works because of a number of other things they are doing. ...there is something to be said (perhaps everything) to looking at complete systems rather than a random assemblage of individual components (which is what you are getting here).
speaking for myself, i'd be happy to answer every question that comes to your mind for a reasonable hourly rate...beyond that, if you don't spend time reading, educating yourself and answering your own questions (especially the basic ones), you will quickly become annoying, and will likely be ignored.
books (especially good books) do promote one way of thinking, one way of doing things. would you rather read a book written by a commettee? is such a book likely to lead the way to success?