Glad you didn't take my Post as a criticism. I totally agree w/you on the "heirloom" quality gear aspect. Glad to see you include Trangia in there (i count my Svea alongside it).
We all have our penchants. In most cases, one's is no better or worse than another's, IMHO.
You could easily say to me, "Hey, pj, how many of those bivy sacks can you sleep in at the same time?". Or, (and my wife would be saying the same in 'stereo' with you) "How many headlamps can you wear at the same time?!!!". And, I'd say, "Point well taken", or "Touche'", or "Ippon" (to borrow a old Judo term which i hope you understand, and which i haven't heard in many years - though i usually heard it from my back!!).
Thanks for educating me on the point of the folding hashii/kwai-ze (sp???). Didn't know the reason for the folding aspect. I just use cheap 'take-out' ch-stks for my noodles (on the rare occasion that i eat noodles on the trail).