I get that its not just about the gear....although for me replacing my bike was impossible. Having something stolen is a lot more personal that i expected it to be. It takes a lot for me to lose sleep, and in the weeks following my bike being stolen, i was kept awake by the thought of it being painted lime green, fixed with a trendy little handlebar with white bartape, and sold in a variety shop for 80 dollars. I went to countless bike shops looking for it, dreaming of the HORRIBLE things i would do to whoever had my baby. But in the end, i figure that if i dont like how people treat one another, the only thing i can really do is make a point of treating people well.....and handcuff myself to my bike 24/7.
Boonies, lol, i live in a town of 85 people..."trespassers will be shot, survivors will be shot" territory. No theft though.