I agree in large part. Having a hugely complex suite of electronics seems more in tune with a powerboat mentality to me.
I am currently stripping a lot of offshore gear OFF my new boat and that includes radar - I have zero need for it.
Currently I have to make do with a lead line but I want a sounder - enough's enough - I'm not a Luddite.
One thing I DO want - badly - is a nice, big GPS Plotter - those things are freakin' magical. I've never been an enthusiast about navigation, it's just a necessity to me, so being able to just look at the screen and know exactly where we are is great.
I seldom turn on the VHF except for weather reports.
Basically, I go sailing to get away from all that stuff.