do you think modern anglers over compensate on protecting our gear from damage?

yes our tackle may cost a small mortgage but surely when things like rods, pods, alarms, reels etc etc are designed and built they must compensate for a little bit of knocking about.

must admit im probally 1 of those anglers a bag for this a cover for that but it got me thinking a little because all this extra protection for our gear aint half heavy.