Even if you argue pollution stays the same, or even gets worse, at least its moved out of cities where people live and away from our lungs.My contention is that your second paragraph claims are not all entirely fact based. Less pollution simply isn't true currently. Less noise simply doesn't appeal to everyone, certainly not me, I love noisemakers! The "finite resource" argument doesn't really hold any water either. The truth is oil is constantly being replenished within the earth, the idea that there is only so much is a political contention, not fact based. Generating electricity is still reliant in large part on the same claimed finite resources. There is no "free lunch" as so may like to suggest. Thankfully it isn't likely to happen during my lifespan or maybe just at the very tail end of it. Still I think there are better choices, hydrogen being one. Batteries are a horrible toxic option we should be shying away from rather than embracing if the environment is truly the concern.
Oil is constantly being made but i think its safe to say we are using it pretty quickly... even if we wont run out for a long time, its going to get harder and harder to get to it efficiently. Electricity can be gotten in many more ways, including from oil and that oil is used a lot more efficiently by a power plant than your cars engine, its basic economy of scale. Also getting away from oil means greater distance from the middle east... I don't personally like the idea of supporting ancient kingdoms where people have very little freedom like Saudi Arabia. Id like it very much if we could stop being involved with that. EV's will help a lot with that.
I agree that current battery chemistry is not the solution, better solutions will come and until then this will stay relatively small scale.
Edit: I like loud good sounding engines too, but i certainly wouldn't mind cars being quieter overall. As long as we preserve history while we transition im fine with the roads being more tranquil. Not everyone lives in an area where you can afford a multi acre ranch far from highways. Most of us live near highways and cities and i think most people would prefer their cars, at least their daily drivers, to be quieter.