I loved your article, it shows how much you know of both sides of the issue. It gives good food for thought.
Last year I came to the realization that I don't need any more gear. That led me to the realization that I don't really want any more either. I can feel this divide in your writing.
I usually split fiy fishers into those who always C+R and those who eat fish where it's legal...seems to be a natural philosophical divide there.
"Trust, but verify" - Russian Proverb, as used by Ronald Reagan