More expensive alternative = less work, more auto, faster.
You can also meter manually, why use light meter? and pay for it? You can keep adjusting it till you get it correct on the LCD. It is a cheaper alternative and more practical.
You can also focus manually, why use auto focus? and pay for it? You can use your hands to focus. It is a cheaper alternative and more practical.
So according to you, creativity is making do with less. Why not be more creative, and stop using light meters or autofocus all together.
It is the same damn line of thought. Don't act all holy on one thing and say it is different on others. They are the same. Everyone has a budget, so everyone has to balance their budget and the tools they are willing to pay for. That is what practicality is all about. Nothing to do with being a fanboy or being overly rich.
If one thing doesn't work for you because you cannot fit it into your budget, it is fine. Nothing wrong with going with a cheaper alternative and doing more manual work to get there. But turning around to say it is fanboyism or for rich people only is extremely immature and devoid of rational thinking. And only goes to show how ignorant and emotionally challenged one can be when sprouting such nonsense.