You know Bob, carrying my sons stuff when he was younger is why I started going light, the less I carried the more I could for him, now he packs all his own gear and going light became kind of a hobby. One piece of Ti here, a lighter bag there. Another reason that has nothing to do with light weight but the fact that most my new gear is hand made in the USA, while most the big name stuff comes from sweat shops. I don't mind buying from other countries but not at the expense of slave labor. There is good companies like Locus gear from Japan and Jotaro is wonderful to work with. Sorry off my soap box.
The wind wont howl if the wind don't break.