The heavyweight packrafting article was enjoyable reading. In my days since "seeing the light"; reading the forums, articles and the book, one message that has been very clear is the need to decide what is really important to bring on a trip and what can be left behind. The heavyweight packrafting article gave a very nice perspective to the question "what can be left behind".
Although trimming the gear list is a basic tenet of lightweight backpacking, it bears repeating in many different stories. I do appreciate this article for doing so.