Lol. Yeah, they're great all right.
For myself, I'm proud to be debt AND credit card free! I pay as I go. Imagine that in this day and age. Delayed gratification. What a concept! The only thing I will need credit for will be a mortgage, if I even decide to buy someday. All the rest; cars, vacations, etc., I pay as I go. I tell ya, it's feels great to be off the wheel.
But for sure, you have fun with your credit cards.
A couple things:
Having and using a credit card does not automatically put you in "debt". No more debt than you have to your utilities provider every month.
There is inherent protection provided to you when using a credit card.
Paying as you go is not inherently "smart". Renting for your entire life ends up costing you more than a proper investment.
There's really no need to be condescending about it especially when you don't understand the basics of how credit works or how it can benefit you. I live my life pretty much pay as I go as well while using credit. I'll pay my bills, gas, groceries, etc. with a credit card and pay it off at the end of every month. I get good credit reports, free rewards, my bank statements are simpler. Why wouldn't you? It seems to me your comments are exactly the reasoning behind this trend. It's an extreme move away from the realization many kids had when they learned they could borrow without knowing it wasn't free.