I read that the uniform boundedness principle is one of the big theorems in functional analysis. However after looking at it, I'm not sure what is so significant about it, it seems trivially obvious.
The uniform boundedness principle states that if we have a family of operators $F = (T_n)$ from a Banch space $X$ to a normed space $Y$ that are pointwise bounded, then they are uniformly bounded in the operator norm.
This seems trivial, if the family of operators is pointwise bounded then we know that for any $x$ we take in the domain $X$, the resulting value after applying one of the operators from $F$ to it will also be a finite value. So clearly the operator norm (which accounts for all $x \in X$ and $T_n \in F$) will also be finite.
Am I missing something here, why is this theorem so significant and considered an important result?