Some of my gear is UL, some isn't. Some UL gear works, some doesn't. Some of my gear weighs a lot and I still use it. I use different gear for different trips. Carry what you want when you want - you're carrying it. Hike as short or long as you care to - you're walking it. Enjoy your time outside how you choose to - it's your time. I do enjoy gear talk, but only on a positive note. If gear becomes an "issue", then people are looking at it the wrong way and it's not for me. It's about getting outside, enjoying nature, enjoying ourselves, enjoying the company of others on the trail. Hike safe, have fun.