I'm sure that sounds lovely, Cat, and also sure that it would make Jack White roll his eyes & go, "Jeez, man, could you miss my point any worse?" His point was to think less about your toys.
A guy I have always found inspiring is Frank Zappa. He was on the cutting edge of digital progress but was also comfortable going out with nothing but the on-off switch on his amp. He embraced the Synclavier as a compositional tool but was happy writing on staff paper in an airport. The toys didn't matter. (Except for the occasional toy giraffe filled with whipped cream.
) Like someone said about Eric Dolphy, you could sit an elephant on his chest & he'd still find a way to make music.
"You can't write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say sometimes, so you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream." - Frank Zappa