I have now been riding with a 14 speed Rohloff hub for 2 and a 1/2 months and so feel able to respond to the question:
Do Rohloff hub gears make cyclists lazy?
with a resounding: Yes
I confess my Rohloff makes me lazy in two ways
First, it does not need any maintenance, cleaning, adjustment. I have not touched it so far in 2.5 months and well over 1,000 miles. I like this kind of laziness.
Second, using a Rohloff takes away some of the motivation and challenges of a derailleur system. I don’t set targets in the same way. For example with the Rohloff I don’t approach a hill and aim to get to the top in the middle ring. Instead you just keep changing down a gear whenever you feel like it, no feelings of failure and guilt because there is no obvious point where any special change is needed. Again this leads me to laziness as I just go comfortably up hills without drama.
So I believe my Rohloff (especially when coupled with a Gates Carbon Belt drive) does make a lazier cyclist.
and I love it 🙂