The default kernal includes all the drivers.
Yay, pretty much like any distribution kernel - aside from drivers which have non-free components.
When a piece of hardware is installed, for non-hot-swapable hardware, it will automatically be recognized at the next boot and just work.
Wow. Just like PCI, USB, PnP, etc bus scans that Linux employs. Rocket science!
For hot-swapable hardware, a deamon is running that gets kicked whenever new hardware is attached (e.g. a USB storage device) and runs a user supplied script for that device.
Wow. Just like hotplug. You have utterly failed to amaze me with your post.