You are absolutely correct and the way you thought and the way you think, I feel respect! Actually this is a kind of new life or something like that for me too.
Bots I hate to use too, and stopped upvote on my own posts, coz feel guilty by posting and say "I like my post" :D
Anyway flags, I hate to use as you said... actually I won't, but if there is a spammer, then we might use that option...
So, basically the way you think, the way you are dealing things made respect!
Thanks for sharing this nice and great article! really appreciate the way you think and act!