This is just silly...why any homebrewer, this day and age, fly sparges is beyond me.Because my system is set up for it and it's really easy and works well. Are those good enough reasons?
While I'm a batch sparge kind of guy, I think any brewer can brew anyway they like. I'm certainly in no place to criticize or speak badly of anyone's process. One of the things that we should realize is that we do learn from each other. But, we all have to choose our own path.
In the end, if you add malt, hops, and yeast, it's actually hard to NOT get beer.
Although it may be fun to try fly sparging again. It's been a couple years though......