So tell me, why I'm a bad player, because I have
addons, that improve my tradeskill window, so it's easier to find a recipe and see, where I have the mats for the item (I have 11 chars on one account, that I'm currently leveling) or what recipes I'm missing
addons, like altoholic that help me keep an overview over my alts and lets me search their professions, so I don't always have to log them , if I want to know what item they use or if they can craft an item
ArkInventory, that lets me customize my bags and prevents me from searching and sorting my bags all the time (and let's me search for items on all my chars)
addons like Titan Panel that shows me on my UI how much gold I have, bag space, gives easy access to my factions, my current fps and connection, fast access to my professions ...
AH addons, that make it easier to search the AH and post auctions (they are actually doing the opposite from what you say - I have to press way less buttons to post and cancel my auctions ...)
Bartender - I prefer smaller bars, want some that only show up when I hover over them and the keybinding is easier - same reason why I use geist. And I wanted to get rid of the default stuff, like the menu, that I don't need because I have keybindings.
Unit Frame addons - I just dislike the default look - it's ugly and I want to have it in the center of my screen, same reason why I use Grid - I don't like the look and position of the default UI, but where does it tell me, what to do? Just because I can decide where my HOTs are shown?
SexyMap - the normal Map looks just boring and I don't like the position of it.
BuffAddon - Again, I want the information I need on a place that I want them to have - on the default UI everything is spread out over the whole screen - I prefer to have it in one spot.
Recount - Hmm, ofc, damage meters play for me ...
Smart Buff - ok, this might go in the direction, but I don't see a problem to be reminded while leveling, that I should get my buff food up again
PetBattle Addons - beeing able to see, if I've already collected a pet, how many I have and the quality, makes life just easier, same with beeing able to set up several teams, saves lots of time - I hated it, when I was collecting pets in Azeroth, that I had to switch my pets manually all the time to have a team at the approbiate level
Archaeology Addon - this profession still sucks and I have 11 toons to level it on, so yes, it might make the game "easier", but I don't see any skill required in leveling archaeology ...
Decursive - where is the difference, if I see debuffs on the default UI and remove them via macro or if I use this addon, so my raid frames are not overloaded with information?
DBM - Where does it play for me, just because I know when something is going to happen? I still have to know, what I have to do and still have to react in time. Besides many things are already implemented by Blizzard - I just prefer to have it at the right position and in a color I like.
Eaves Drop - smaller version of the combat log - I love it, saves space and is easier to browse
ForteXorcist - shows me information about my hots and dots
GTFO - moving out of stuff doesn't really require skill, but with all the spells going on, it's in my opinion sometimes almost impossible to tell, if you're standing in some colored shit ... As soon as Blizzard solves this problem, I'm removing this addon again, because I think it's quite annoying.
NugComboBar - With my unitframe addon I disabled all combo points, charges, runes ... and with this addon I place them in a spot that I like (and with some nice colors and animations )
Omen - not really needed, but it's interesting
OmniCC - I don't get why Blizzard hasn't implemented it in the default UI - seeing the time of CDs run off on your bar is really useful
Postal - Collecting Mail if you're using the AH a lot is just annoying
Prat - the default Chatframe just sucks
Progress - I'm an altoholic, so I like the info how much closer to the next level I got with a kill / quest ...
Quartz - CastBar addon - this way my castbar is at the position I want and in the color I want
Scrap - junkseller - another addon that should already be implemented by Blizzard
Tide Plates - the default name plates are just ugly
TipTac - default tooltips are ugly and don't have all the info I want
TomTom - I love the arrow on my UI to see where I have to go for a quest, instead of all the time opening the world map
Lootaddon - I still hate what Blizzard did with the new lootsystem in dungeons and the rolls
Weak auras - Instead of getting auras from the default UI that I don't want, can I design my own ones
And then I have very few addons dor certain classes, like a BalanceDruid addon that lets me customize my Eclipse Bar (for looks, position and size).
So, know please tell me, which addon makes me a bad player and tells me when to press a button?
That's one reason why I usually don't enjoy Betas this much - I really dislike the default UI.
But ofc, if in a raid my addons would suddenly break, I'd have problems to continue ... not because I can't play without them, but because my keybindings would for example no longer work.