I saw Beechum's presentation on the http://www.northernbrewer.com/connect/2012/07/drew-beechums-brewing-on-the-ones/
youtubes and I agree wholeheartedly. Here is the conundrum: we might aspire to brew parsimoniously but when you look at the gold winning recipes at the NHC the average recipe will have 5 malts (I don't know this about this year but past years have always demonstrated to be the case.).
I wonder how we might reconcile the disconnect between the notion that we can make better beer if we keep things simple versus the reality that really complicated recipes seem to win gold at the NHC. I know there might be the rare case of a simple recipe but I'd argue those are the exception and not the rule.