BB..i must say i agree with your statement 100%..BUT remember there is a WIDE range of anglers here that fish for a lot of species..just remember to each is own.
The reason i fish for what i do is for my own personal enjoyment #1 ,also i like the settings much better compared to boat filled lakes that have trash along every bank!
This fish i choose to chase are all for different reasons..WhiteBass.because they are some much fun, you can catch 100's per day..and are a great spring fish to help get the rust off of ya from a long winter of not throwing lures.
Smallmouth bass, because like 2002 i can catch them 12 months a year and they are a challenge. PLus the streams i fish offer some of the best surrounding to fish in.(oh yea they kind of fight good on 6 lb test too
Catfish & carp.. VERY sporting fighters that will test your tackle to its limits..the avg. size is BIG and they bite during hrs i love to fish..which is anytime..lol
I dont have anything against guys that dont fish for the species i do..it just leaves more room and more fish all to myself
which i thank them for!!