Just wanted to add some positive feedback as well.
Really enjoy your blog, especially posts like, "The Cultural Apotheosis of Gear" and "Simplicity: Gear."
Lines like, "Our gear has become so good, it does so much work for us, that our practice of outdoor adventure becomes more and more vulgar in its ease and leisure." are like a vitamin B-12 shot in the arm.
Also enjoy your trip reports, especially the ones regarding things like the Wilderness Classic. The post trip analysis is interesting and useful.