Let's lighten up.
If you have a previously stated pro or con (or partial pro or partial con) position on clips, this is the thread to take the opposite position. We can have some fun and, oh man, take a minute and give some thought to where the other side is coming from.
And so, flatheads v cliptons, the battle rages on.
They need to just eliminate clips from the sport. If you learn to ride on platform, you've really learned something. But if you learn to ride on clips, all you've really learned is mastery of a single mechanical device, as opposed to mastery of the bicycle which comes with flats.
Once you learn to ride flats, I mean really learn, it's not like it'd be hard to learn to ride clipped in, if say you took up mountain biking or something. At that point it's just a matter of learning how to put your feet in and out of the things.
Plus foot-down blocks in the turns look cool. They just do.