I suggest reading a book, or watching a movie and not spending your time on this website. Essentially, this website (whether it is intending to or not) is a massive advertising campaign to get you to buy lightweight gear.
Just think, if this website wasn't here, you probably would lack a whole lot of knowledge relating to lightweight backpacking. You might still be carrying a 20 pound pack!
If you can't tear yourself away from your past habit of checking the recent posts five times a day (like me) than just look at trip reports and their pictures. Don't look at gear reviews and posts about lighter gear.
And if you find yourself walking by an outdoor store, just walk in and gaze at all the exciting posters! They will totally fill the void of not hiking, without suggesting that you buy products (although some of the posters have brands on them). You can also just talk to the clerks, providing that they're not that busy, and talk about both of your last hiking trips.
I am Max and I approve these techniques!