Yep me too
"too late to get too technical" and only interested in having what I consider "simple fun". I know others get their fun being technical or looking the part or catching the most but I enjoy being out fishing. The casts aren't perfect and most of the time they are being made on streams that have been stocked (the horror!) and big trips are not made to Chile but to the Smokies.
The fun of this activity (others may take the serious approach necessary to call it a sport but I don't fall into that group) is the fact that it can be so many things to so many people with a range of demands from their pursuit.
Hope to run into you NVR2L8 out there some time because I agree "Give me a beautiful stream on any day and a couple of willing fish and that's enough for me".
it is usually better to be conventionally wrong than unconventionally right