|XP is just a number|
JavaFan, all of your points are excellent, and valid counter-counter-arguments. You're obviously somebody who can judge for themselves, but not everyone who's avoiding modules has considered the ramifications of that decision in the depth that you have. In some cases, as in the case of corporate policy making you legally liable for installing modules, you literally have no choice. My post was addressed to those people who do have a choice.
The intent of my post was not to say "do it this way, everything else sucks," it was to say that these arguments should be considered if you're avoiding modules. If you consider them, and deem them ridiculous or otherwise inapplicable, good for you. I am not asking you to treat my judgement superior to yours, I am merely offering something to think about (isn't that what meditations are?). I conclude by saying as much.