I apologize for my sarcastic rant. And yes, I know that I mentioned "luxury items," and that all of them can easily be replaced (an iPhone would truly do it, I know).
Call it "primal scream therapy," I guess... it just annoys me that some people I've exchanged messages with (again, not on BPL) seem to think that what counts as "ultralight" to them is absolutely, unquestionably true, and that if one makes even a slight variation from their definition, then they are outside the Kingdom of the Righteous.
I'm sorry, I just went at it again.
My point is this: the exchange I had showed me that I need to remember, and make it clear, that my ideas are just that-- ideas. Not absolutes. Everyone's ideas are different, and as zealous as I can be about trimming my pack weight down as far as possible, in order to see more in the time I have, and to do it safely and comfortably, I need to remember that my ideas are probably completely different from everybody else's. Essentially, what I call "ultralight" isn't necessarily what anyone else calls "ultralight."