Me too,I agree entirely but still use a bite alarm on the river.I have a couple of Fox micron mx+ alarms which are excellent and reasonably priced.
Well over 50 years ago they bought out a Heron bite alarm I bought ONE as in those days only fished one rod I was so chuffed when I setup on Cutmill pond Farnham fishing my free lined spud couple of hours later a large bearded bloke came up to me and started ranting and raving Thatâ€™s not Angling !!! Your cheating using an electric indicator he really was angry funny how times change eh ? Oh and a few more years go by and we started to use hemp loads of clubs BANNED hemp as it was drugging the fish !! Yes funny how times change we still have bellends in fishing lol ad yes only I can hear my alarms as the heads are turned down and my receiver hangs round my neck 25 years of working next to running jet engines has taken its toll